Feb. 13 (UPI) — Two people are dead and two others injured after a series of stabbings on the New York City subway’s A train Friday and Saturday, authorities said.
“Three of these incidents appear to be connected and the Detective Bureau is looking into the possibility that all four could have been committed by one individual,” said Kathleen O’Reilly, Transit Chief for New York City Police Department at a Saturday press conference.
At 11:20 a.m. Friday police responded to a call from the Fort Washington station and found a 67-year-old man suffering from stab wounds.
According to O’Reilly, the man was taken to a hospital for treatment.
On Friday night at 11:30 p.m. police were called to the Far Rockaway station and found a man on the train with stab wounds on his neck and body, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Saturday shortly after midnight, an employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority found an unconscious 44-year-old woman on a train suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The woman was transported to a hospital, where she died, officials said.
At roughly the same time, a 43-year-old man was found on the subway station in Fort Washington with stab wounds, according to Brian McGee, chief of detectives for northern Manhattan.
McGee said the man was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition.
According to NYPD, all four stabbing victims were homeless.