A subway train dragged and killed a New York City man: Authorities say that a 20-year-old man died Monday when his clothes got caught in a New York City subway car and pulled him onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train. This was the latest tragic event in the country’s busiest transportation system.
Three days have passed since the horrifying death of the victim, David Martin, 32, who shattered his collar bone after shoved in front of a train on Friday. Lamela McRae, a 41-year-old convicted criminal, apprehended on Monday regarding that assault.
Last week, a homeless man who later arrested said to have pushed a 26-year-old man in front of a train for no apparent reason. The victim suffered damage to his legs as a result.
New York City residents are on edge due to the violence on the subways and the rise in crime.
Mayor Eric Adams and Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul discussed adding subway police over the weekend. Hochul faces a tough three-week reelection.
After being criticized for his response to the subway assaults, Adams remarked on Sunday, “Although we are all struggling for our city, there is still work to do. “That’s why we’re investing for extra police in the subways, mental health services, and affordable housing.”
Michelle Go, 40, murder in January at the Times Square Station after shoved in front of a train. Her murder connect to increased acts of prejudice against Asian Americans in New York and other large cities.
On April 12, a gunman walked into a subway car, set off smoke bombs, and started shooting. More than 20 people were hurt. The next day, a suspect bring into custody.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says cameras will put all New York City subway cars at about $3.5 million.