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Bronx subway good Samaritan stabbed at Pelham Parkway stop while aiding elderly woman

A good Samaritan was stabbed in the Bronx after coming to the aid of an elderly woman at the Pelham Parkway No. 2 station overnight, police said.

The 53-year-old man stepped in shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday when he saw two other men harassing an older woman on the station’s mezzanine, cops said.

As he sought to help the woman, one of the two attackers pulled out an unknown sharp object and stabbed him in the hand, cops said.

The two suspects then ran out of the elevated station and fled in a white motor vehicle. No arrests have been made.

The good Samaritan was treated at nearby Montefiore Hospital for a cut to his hand, and police said he is expected to make a full recovery.

Thursday’s early-morning attack came on the heels of Gov. Hochul’s announcement Wednesday of a “five-point plan” to curb violence in the subways.

The most visible portion of that plan — well-armed National Guardsmen searching straphangers’ bags at the city’s major transit hubs — went into effect during Wednesday’s evening rush, just hours before Troche was stabbed.

The governor’s other initiatives including the addition of more surveillance cameras to the subway system, better coordination between transit officials and prosecutors, and the creation of more mental health support teams.

Hochul also hopes to get legislative support for a proposed three-year transit ban for anyone convicted of assault in the system.

Felony assaults have gone up 15.5% in the subway system this year, according to NYPD data.

As of Sunday, police have recorded 97 such assaults in the subway system this year, 13 more than in the same period of 2023.


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