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A New York Metropolis man is needed in reference to two unprovoked stabbings on the subway that occurred inside a 24-hour interval, authorities mentioned Saturday.
Donny Ubiera, 32, of Queens, allegedly brandished a big knife and slashed a 62-year-old man on his face and proper hand onboard a southbound 7 practice round 8:40 a.m. on Friday, police mentioned.
Police mentioned Ubiera had approached the sufferer and was not provoked. After the slashing, police mentioned he obtained off the practice on the Queensboro Plaza station and fled on foot towards Queens Plaza North.
The second unprovoked assault occurred round 7:15 a.m. Saturday on the platform of the northbound 7 practice line, in response to police. Ubiera allegedly pulled out a big knife, approached a 55-year-old man and stabbed him within the neck.
Ubiera once more fled the scene in an unknown course. Authorities recovered a knife on the scene.
Each victims had been hospitalized at NYC Well being and Hospitals/Elmhurst in steady situation. Few particulars had been obtainable on their circumstances, however police mentioned the primary sufferer acquired quite a few stitches.
Subway crime has plagued New York Metropolis in current months.
As of June 5, transit crime has spiked 53.6% year-to-date, with 989 incidents reported in comparison with 644 throughout the identical interval final yr, in response to public police knowledge.