And you wonder why people think the city is dangerous. This from early this morning:
An unidentified man — apparently emotionally disturbed and wielding a cordless power saw in each hand — rampaged through a Manhattan subway station on Thursday, slicing open the chest of a 64-year-old rider before fleeing on foot, police said.
The 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.
\”Apparently\” emotionally disturbed? To recap:
- rampaging through station with power saws (multiple)
- cutting into random people
- while carrying teddy bear
Taken independently, I can see why you might give the guy the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps he was perfectly rational in his quest. But together, less so.
I rode the train in from JFK (A and 1) late at night a lot this year. Up until about 2am, things really aren\’t that bad. In fact, when the bars close, you end up seeing a lot of wait staff, chefs, and musicians on the train. But after about 2am, things start getting a bit sketchy, and you start thinking that taxis might be a much better choice.
Oh, and Associated Press: New Yorkers may be forgiven for assuming Morningside Heights is somewhere near Montreal, but as a real news source, AP has no excuse. There is no station on Amsterdam and 110th.