Friday, July 07, 2006

I [Heart] New York

July 6, 2006

Subway Rider Sliced in Power Saw Attack

Filed at 1:26 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man grabbed two cordless power saws off a subway station workbench and went on a rampage Thursday, swinging the saws at riders and slicing open a man's chest before running away, police said.

The 64-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Police were searching for the suspect, described by witnesses as a thin man in his 30s, who had earrings in both ears and was possibly carrying a teddy bear. The attack occurred before dawn at a subway station a few blocks south of Columbia University.

Wielding a saw in each hand, the man took a swipe at one rider on a platform and missed, police said. Moments later, he cut into the man's chest at a turnstile before bolting out of the station, still carrying the power tools, which were later found in a trash can.

Police were reviewing security camera videotape.

The attack came two weeks after a Boston man was charged with stabbing four people -- three of them tourists -- over a 13-hour period in the subway and the theater district in Manhattan.

I think the best part is that this nutjob "was possibly carrying a teddy bear." WTF?!

I still say that living in NYC is safer than living in the boonies, where there's nothing to do but get drunk, drive your truck around and shoot guns.


MEK the Bear said...

Statiscally I think you're right, with the amount of people in NYC it's amazing there aren't more loonies, but when they do go all psycho killer they're powers saw wielding teddy bear holding freaks... I so can't wait until my first trip to New York!

Lynette said...

Good grief. Chainsaws scare the shit out of me. I can't imagine thundering about wielding two at a time.

What is it with people wanting to whack into others with great big weapons? We had a recent beheading-by-scythe at a bar downtown . . . fight in the bar, one fighter goes home to get the scythe and lurks outside the door until the offender exited the building, then off with his head.

People are just nuts. i'm thinking about the difference between chainsaw nuts and scythe nuts, NYC v. Tulsa ;-) and the teddy bear, geeeeze . . .