Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

A man became bloody after a brutal attack on an underground platform in Midtown, New York City on Friday afternoon.

An MTA spokesman said the fight broke out between two men around noon. 15.20 on the northbound platform at 49th Street Station, which serves the city’s N and R trains.

The victim suffered obvious head injuries and was pictured sitting on the train station floor with bandages covering his eyes and forehead.

Officials said the man, whose jacket was sprayed with blood, was taken to Bellevue Hospital. He was holding on to a red bandana when he was placed in the ambulance on a stretcher.

A man became bloody after a brutal attack on an underground platform in Midtown, New York City

A man became bloody after a brutal attack on an underground platform in Midtown, New York City

The victim's jacket was sprayed with blood and he grabbed a red bandana as he was driven out of the subway station

The victim’s jacket was sprayed with blood and he grabbed a red bandana as he was driven out of the subway station

He suffered obvious head injuries and was pictured wearing bandages covering his eyes and forehead

He suffered obvious head injuries and was pictured wearing bandages covering his eyes and forehead

Doctors were seen helping the victim out of the subway station before putting him in an ambulance

Doctors were seen helping the victim out of the subway station before putting him in an ambulance

The abused man, who remains unidentified, was taken to Bellevue Hospital

The abused man, who remains unidentified, was taken to Bellevue Hospital

The floor at the turnstiles to enter the train station platform was left covered in rubbish and blood.

The suspected suspect, who has not yet been named, was seen unharmed when he was handcuffed at the station.

The bald man, wearing jeans, black boots and a black trench coat, even seemed to laugh at the camera as he was led into the back of the police cruiser.

Both the victim and the suspect remain unidentified, and the NYPD said the investigation is ongoing.

The attack comes just two days after a Columbia University doctoral student was stabbed near Ivy League College’s historic Manhattan campus – one of three people attacked by an ‘ecstatic’ gang member at a violent stabbing.

Davide Giri, 30, a PhD candidate in computer science, died around 11pm after being stabbed in the stomach by a 25-year-old member of the Bloods gang, Everybody Killas, who has 16 previous arrests going on back to 2012 and was out on parole for a gang assault in 2015, police say.

The suspect appeared unharmed when he was handcuffed and even apparently smiled at the camera as police guided him into the back of the police car.

The suspect appeared unharmed when he was handcuffed and even apparently smiled at the camera as police guided him into the back of the police car.

The suspected suspect was seen unharmed when he was handcuffed at the station

The suspected suspect was seen unharmed when he was handcuffed at the station

The NYPD said the investigation into the Midtown attack is ongoing

The NYPD said the investigation into the Midtown attack is ongoing

The floor where the attack took place was left flooded and bloody Friday afternoon

The floor where the attack took place was left flooded and bloody Friday afternoon

A spokesman for the MTA said the fight broke out between two men around noon.  15.20 on the northbound platform at 49th Street Station, which serves the city's N and R trains.

A spokesman for the MTA said the fight broke out between two men around noon. 15.20 on the northbound platform at 49th Street Station, which serves the city’s N and R trains.

Officers arrested the suspect – Vincent Pinkney of Manhattan – in Central Park 20 minutes later after he had already stabbed an Italian tourist, Robert Malastina, 27, outside the park, howling with joy, and proceeded to ‘threaten’ another man, 29, with a large kitchen knife as the victim strolled in the park with his girlfriend.

Thursday’s fatal stabbing of Giri took place just a block away from where Bernard College student Tessa Majors, 18, was viciously stabbed to death in December 2019, while violent crimes continue to rise in New York City.

Police said Pinkney has a long rap sheet that includes robbery and assault and other alleged crimes.

He was previously convicted of gang assault in 2015 and served two years in prison for four years before being released on parole, according to the state Department of Correction.

Police said Giri was the first victim of the stabbing and was attacked just before 11pm on Thursday on 123rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Morningside Heights.

Giri, who lives in Brooklyn and from Italy, was stabbed on the way to his apartment after playing in a football game with NY International FC. He was taken to St Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A Columbia student told the Daily News that Pinkney had howled with joy after stabbing Giri and moving on to the other victim.

“He was ecstatic,” the student said.

Police arrested the known gang member Vincent Pickney (pictured), 25, for the fatal stabbing and the other two knives that followed

Davide Giri (pictured), 30, a PhD candidate in computer science at Columbia University, died after being stabbed in the stomach

Davide Giri (right), 30, a PhD candidate in computer science at Columbia University, died after being stabbed in the stomach by gang member Vincent Pickney (left), 25, Thursday

Pinkney reportedly moved south on her stabbing and moved from Morningside Heights to Central Park

Pinkney reportedly moved south on her stabbing and moved from Morningside Heights to Central Park

Although murders in the Big Apple have dropped by 0.7 percent compared to last year, from 436 to 433, total homicide has increased by 42 percent since 2019.

Crime has also increased by more than 9 percent in 2021, from 19,046 to 20,776 so far this year. Robbery also saw an increase of 3.7 percent, with 12,318 reported.

Rape rose from 1,329 to 1,357, an increase of more than 2 percent, and the number of gun victims also rose from 1,724 to 1,725.

Total crime in New York City has increased by 3.14 percent so far this year.

In an attempt to stem the violent streak, Bank of America reportedly told its Midtown employees on Friday to ‘dress up’ and avoid wearing company logos while commuting to the office.

Senior executives at the bank’s Bryant Park location have urged their younger employees to dress to attract less attention when traveling to work, and have warned workers that wearing the company logo or dressing up can make them a target for assault, which is up. 15 percent in the past month.

John Yiannacopoulos, a media chief for Bank of America, told DailyMail.com on Friday that the company offers ‘safety guidelines’ to employees.

Bank of America, however, refused to let DailyMail.com see its guidelines.

A top executive at a major money management firm even said he started wearing a Taser – which has been legal to wear in New York since 2019, when a federal court overturned the state’s complete ban on civilian stun guns and tasers.

The bank’s office is just a block away from Times Square, where many employees use Penn Station and the Port Authority as transportation hubs to commute to the office.

The rising crime rate in New York City has only increased fears as summer time ended in November, prompting many commuters to travel home in the dark.

As a result, some companies, including Bank of America and Citibank, offer private shuttle and car services to their employees who work after hours so they can completely avoid public transportation.

Meanwhile, the city’s elected mayor Eric Adams, 61 – who ran his public safety campaign – has promised to make the city safer, and many hope he can.

Rising crime: NYC has seen an explosion in the number of violent assaults, murders, robberies and assaults in the past two years.  Total crime this year has increased by more than 3 percent

Rising crime: NYC has seen an explosion in the number of violent assaults, murders, robberies and assaults in the past two years. Total crime this year has increased by more than 3 percent

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