Authorities say four incidents occurred between 5:30 am and 9:30 am
In the first case, a 41-year-old man was attacked by three men on six trains north of Bleecker Street at around 5:30 am and robbed of his cell phone. Before another suspect hit the commuter’s face, one man shouted, “Why are you looking at me?”
Three hours later, at around 8:30 am, a 40-year-old man was robbed by three men on the Southbound F train as he approached Jay Street in Brooklyn. The suspect ran away with the victim’s cell phone and money. He wasn’t injured.
Just 15 minutes later, at 8:45 am, two NYPD police officers were injured trying to remove the fare beater at Central Park Station on 110th Avenue subway. Police say the sergeant was head-butted and another police officer suffered a shoulder injury. Both were treated and released from the hospital.
Police have detained a man who was taken to Harlem Hospital. Fees are pending.
In the fourth case, police say a 56-year-old woman was beaten by a 70-year-old woman in a provocative attack on a platform north of 14th Street / Union Square. The victim suffered a bruise and cut on her face, but refused treatment. Suspect Tammy Long was arrested and charged with assault.
A series of attacks occurred in the midst of a surge in violent crime throughout the subway system, including a subway rampage that injured four people on Friday morning.
Police have arrested and prosecuted three people in connection with these attacks, but continue to search for another suspect caught by surveillance cameras.
Meanwhile, New York City resumed 24/7 subway service early Sunday morning. Transportation authorities continue to appeal to the city to assign hundreds of additional officers to the transportation system.
“The subway is safe, but not as secure as possible, so we’ve updated the request to the mayor and city hall for additional resources,” Foye said.
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NYC Crime: Separate violent subway attacks in NYC injured five people, including two NYPD officers
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