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Suspect arrested in NYC subway stabbings that killed 2, injured 2 others

14:35, Monday, 15 February, 2021
Suspect arrested in NYC subway stabbings that killed 2, injured 2 others

New York City police have arrested a man in connection with a series of subway stabbing attacks that killed two people and injured two others, the police department said Sunday.

The man, Rigoberto Lopez, 21, faces two charges of second-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder and a single count of first-degree murder, police said. Officials said the day before Lopez was arrested that officers were called to the Fort Washington subway station around 11:20 a.m. Friday and found a 67-year-old man suffering stab wounds.
     Officers found a man dead at a station in Far Rockaway with stab wounds to the face the and neck after another call at around 11:30 p.m. Friday. A few hours later, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee found a woman stabbed on a train.
     All four of the people who were attacked are believed to be homeless, police said.

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