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New York man, 56, dies after being stabbed in both legs in 'targeted' attack

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New York man, 56, bleeds to death after being stabbed in both legs in ‘targeted’ attack outside his Bronx apartment at 2.30pm

  • Antonio Iglesias, 56, was stabbed in both legs outside his apartment in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon
  • The NYPD says two men approached on a scooter in a targeted attack 
  • They then fled and Antonio was taken to the hospital but did not survive 
  • The building where he lived is known for drugs, police sources say 
  • It is the latest act of violence in New York City where crime is soaring
  • Violent crime is up 44 percent this week and crime on the subway and city buses is up by 65 percent compared with the same week last year 

A 56-year-old man has died after being stabbed in both legs in a ‘targeted’ attack outside his Bronx apartment in New York City on Sunday afternoon, the latest in a string of sickening acts of violence across the city.

Antonio Iglesias was attacked outside his apartment in the Bronx on Saturday at 2.30pm. 

According to NYPD officials, two men approached him on a scooter. One hopped off the vehicle, approached him and stabbed him repeatedly in both legs before fleeing. 

The man was taken to the hospital but could not be saved. 

Police do not yet know what the motive for the attack was but sources told DailyMail.com on Monday the building where Mr. Iglesias lived –  1212 College Avenue in Concourse Village – is known for drugs. 

The attack is the latest violent act in a spate of random and gang related killings all over the city that are terrorizing residents. 

Antonio Iglesias was attacked outside his apartment in the Bronx on Saturday at 2.30pm. He later died in the hospital

Antonio Iglesias was attacked outside his apartment in the Bronx on Saturday at 2.30pm. He later died in the hospital 

Crime across New York is spiraling out of control; for the week ending 28th of March, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny, grand larceny auto are all up. 

Crime in all of those categories combined is up 44 percent compared with the same week in 2021, while crimes on the subway and buses are up by 65.2 percent. 

New Mayor Eric Adams has vowed to crack down on crime across the board but he is yet to have an impact. 

Part of his plan was to put a team of designated cops on the subway to tackle the crime there. 

The stabbing on Sunday was the latest brutal instance of crime in the Bronx. 

On March 27, two men jumped out of a parked car to rob a 30-year-old woman walking back to  her apartment. 

Crimes across all of the city are up this week compared with the same week in 2021

Crimes across all of the city are up this week compared with the same week in 2021 

She was wearing a $30,000 watch which they snatched from her wrist. 

Although murders have ticked down 9 percent, other crimes are well up, with shooting incidents rising 14 percent, burglary up 31 percent, and grand larceny auto soaring 81 percent.

‘This is not what New Yorkers expect or deserve, and we will not stand for it,’ NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell said at a Wednesday press conference about the latest troubling data.

‘It’s clear what we are confronting: A perception among criminals that there are no consequences, even for serious crime. We need tangible changes,’ added Sewell.

Without naming names or getting into specifics, Sewell appeared to slam the recent trend toward policies such as bail reform, and Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s stance reducing or dropping charges for many crimes.

‘[The justice system] must be fair, but it must first and foremost favor the people it was designed to safeguard and protect. When the focus on those people is lost — New Yorkers, who deserve to be free from fear — the policies fail to deliver on their most basic purpose, which is public safety,’ said Sewell.

‘Everyday New Yorkers need more help. Our police need more help. We need help from every corner of the criminal justice system, and from everyone who lives in, works in, or visits our great city,’ said Sewell.

New York City's crime wave is continuing despite Mayor Eric Adams' promise of a crackdown

New York City’s crime wave is continuing despite Mayor Eric Adams’ promise of a crackdown

In an emotional statement, Sewell recounted numerous recent shootings of children in the city, including the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Kade Lewin last week in Brooklyn.

Sewell insisted that ‘preventing and deterring crime remains our commitment’ and said that so far this year, there were 335 arrests linked to murders and shootings, up from 257 last year.

The commissioner said that the murder clearance rate stood at 89 percent for the year — higher than any year-end rate.  

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