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Two stabbings in the W. 42nd St. subway station within five hours

Two stabbings in the W. 42nd St. subway station within five hours
Two stabbings in the W. 42nd St. subway station within five hours

Between the late hours of July 9 and the early hours of July 10, two unrelated violent incidents occurred in the same Times Square subway station. One suspect remains at large, but one suspect was arrested in connection with the attack that occurred early on the morning of July 10.

Police said they arrested 25-year-old Michael Hernandez, whose address is listed in the University Heights section of the Bronx, in connection with a stabbing on the 7 train platform at the Times Square-42nd St. station. Hernandez was charged with assault and illegal possession of a weapon in connection with an attack at about 3:43 a.m. on July 10. A 26-year-old man who was wounded in the arm was taken to the hospital where his wound was treated and is in stable condition, according to police.

It was the second subway attack at the station in less than four hours, although police do not believe the two incidents are related. At 11:36 p.m. on July 9, officers from the Midtown South Precinct responded to a call that a man had been stabbed in the torso from behind on the 8th Avenue “E” train platform at the Times Square-42nd Street station.

The 31-year-old victim was transported eastbound to Bellevue Hospital and is currently recovering from the incident; his condition is stable, according to police.

Police have not yet released a description of the perpetrator of the attack on the platform of the A, C and E trains in Times Square. No arrests have been made.

Despite the similarities, the NYPD believed there was no connection between the two attacks.