New York man dragged and killed after clothes caught on subway train
By Dan Whitcomb
(Reuters) – A 20-year-old man was killed on Monday after his clothes got caught in a New York City subway car, dragging him onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train, the city said. police, the last sinister episode of the nation. largest public transport system.
The victim’s gruesome death comes just three days after David Martin, 32, was pushed in front of a train on Friday, seemingly at random, suffering a broken collarbone. A convicted felon identified as Lamale McRae, 41, was arrested in connection with the attack on Monday.
Last week, a 26-year-old man suffered leg injuries after he was pushed in front of a train, also apparently at random, allegedly by a homeless man who was later taken into police custody.
Violence in New York’s subways has left residents jittery over rising crime.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat facing a tough re-election vote in three weeks, and Mayor Eric Adams announced plans over the weekend to increase the number of police officers patrolling the city’s subway.
“We’re all fighting for our city, but there’s still work to be done. That’s why we’re investing in mental health services, more subway workers and more affordable housing,” said Adams, who was heavily criticized for its response to the subway bombings, it said on Twitter on Sunday.
In January, Michelle Go, 40, was killed after being pushed in front of a train at Times Square station. His killing was seen as part of a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans in New York and other major cities.
On April 12, a gunman threw smoke bombs and opened fire on a subway train, injuring more than 20 people. A suspect was taken into custody the following day.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it would install cameras in all New York City subway cars at a cost of about $3.5 million.
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)