NYC Subway Attacker Stabbed To Death
A New York City subway passenger reportedly stabbed and killed an attacker on a Brooklyn subway, one month after a homeless man was killed by another rider after confronting numerous people on the train.
The deceased was allegedly harassing other passengers, punching one woman in the face. The unnamed 36-year-old passenger began the altercation near Williamsburg Tuesday and confronted the woman and a male companion.
After punching the woman, the 20-year-old companion stabbed the attacker.
The attacker later died of a chest wound at Brooklyn Methodist Hospital after falling out of the train.
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The man and woman involved in the altercation were taken into custody, but the woman was then released. The male has not yet been charged with a crime, though the NYPD is discussing the ongoing investigation with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
Police have cellphone footage of the deceased man allegedly harassing other subway passengers and of the male companion reportedly attempting to calm the aggressor.
Police confiscated the knife involved in the altercation.
The events this week come as Daniel Penny, a Marine Corps veteran, was indicted for his role in the death of a belligerent subway passenger, Jordan Neely.
Neely was caught on film harassing other passengers, who reportedly felt unsafe. Neely, who had an extensive criminal history, was restrained by Penny and another passenger.
Video of Neely confronting and yelling at other riders was caught on cell phone video.
“The three main threats that he repeated over and over again were, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ ‘I’m prepared to go to jail for life’ and, ‘I’m willing to die,” Penny said.
Penny held Neely in a headlock, causing him to become unconscious, then later pronounced dead at a New York City hospital.
The official charges have not been released as of this publication, but a source told Fox News that the veteran faces one count of criminally negligent homicide and one charge of second-degree manslaughter.
Neely’s family is seeking murder charges against Penny.