(TheRedWire.com) – Before the rise of the call to “defund the police,” millions of people felt safe using the subway in New York City. After Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city council cut the police budget by $1 billion, crime in the city rose at an unprecedented rate. In October, the overall crime index rose by 11.2% compared with October 2020. Robbery and felony assaults were the main contributors.
On Friday, November 19, at approximately 1:45 pm, a subway passenger suffered an attack and sustained serious injuries from a knife or other sharp object. Passerbys observed a man stumbling down a stairwell in a subway station at the intersection of Bowery and Delancey Street on the Lower East Side after his encounter. The man fell to the ground and lost a lot of blood from a gash to his head.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 19, 2021
As police arrived to render aid, the man appeared to refuse their help or to cooperate with answering questions. EMTs took the unnamed victim via ambulance to the hospital as quickly as possible. Police said they were looking for a man and a woman in connection with the assault. Police temporarily closed the entrance at the scene of the crime. It’s unknown what led to the bloody scene or why someone attacked the man.
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