A-train-Ripper in custody after fatally stabbing 2 homeless, and injuring 2 others in NYC subway

17 days ago

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The knife-wielding man who targeted the homeless and straphangers along the NYC A-train line on Friday has been taken into custody.

Manhunt for the A-train-Ripper who killed two people and injured two others in a subway stabbing spree ended Saturday evening with his arrest in Upper Manhattan.

The suspect was reportedly blood-soaked and holding his weapon when he was transported to the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights.

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  • The incidents sparked terror among subway users when two bodies of homeless people, a man, and a 44-year-old woman, were discovered in pools of their own blood.

    The man was slumped in his seat at Mott Avenue Station with stab wounds to his neck and torso while the woman was laying underneath a subway seat at the 207th Street station in Inwood.

    Two others, including a 67-year-old man using a walker, survived the ordeals and were expected to survive.