BROOKLYN (PIX11) — A man already sought in connection with subway crime allegedly stabbed a 77-year-old woman inside a Brooklyn station on Tuesday, police said.
In the Tuesday morning attack at the Crescent Street subway station, the man stabbed the woman in the back with an unknown sharp object, causing a laceration, officials said. The man fled the station on foot while the woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police said the attack was unprovoked. No words were exchanged before the stabbing.
NYPD officials said the same man was being sought in connection with a Feb. 19 stabbing at the Livonia Avenue and Van Siclen Avenue subway station. He punched a 20-year-old woman in the back, setting off a verbal dispute. Then the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the woman three times in the abdomen.
High-profile acts of violence in New York City’s subway system prompted increased police presence and a new subway safety plan, which includes more enforcement of MTA rules and new homeless outreach teams.
The MTA also recently announced plans to test subway platform doors, which could prevent deadly pushing incidents in stations.
Several teens were also stabbed on a Brooklyn subway platform.
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