SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, Queens (WABC) — Two men have been arrested in connection with a series of violent stabbings in New York City. The disturbing incidents included multiple attacks on the subway over the course of a single day. As a result, the city is reeling from the shocking wave of violence.
One suspect, identified as Mark Ford from Queens, is in custody for two subway stabbings that occurred within the same day – one at Columbus Circle and another in the Bronx. Ford, 27, was apprehended at the Bedford Park station in the Bronx on Thursday morning after a brief chase. At the time of his arrest, he was found in possession of two knives.
Ford’s criminal history includes multiple prior arrests, with charges ranging from assault to sex crimes. He has been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with both subway attacks.
The other suspect, Jermain Rigueur, was arrested in Springfield Gardens, also in Queens. He has been charged with attempted murder in a separate string of unprovoked stabbings that left five people injured. At Rigueur’s home, detectives found the hunting knife allegedly used in the attacks.
In addition to the subway stabbings, Rigueur is also accused of stabbing a woman walking home from work and a man at a street intersection. Despite being a hospital employee, Rigueur is accused of using a hunting knife to carry out the brutal attacks.
Overall, these recent incidents have sparked concern and fear in the city, as authorities continue to investigate and address the rise in violent crime on New York City’s public transportation. As the suspects face legal action, the community seeks reassurance and safety from the local authorities.