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Bronx Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Two Elderly Straphangers on 7 Train Charged With Attempted Murder

7 Train attack (@DC_Draino via Twitter)

July 14, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A Bronx man who slashed two elderly straphangers on the 7 train in Woodside last week has been charged with attempted murder, assault and other crimes.

Patrick Chambers, 46, allegedly stabbed a 71-year-old man in the stomach and the chest in an unprovoked attack on July 5, according to the District Attorney’s office. He then slashed a 73-year-old man who tried to intervene in the assault, cutting the victim on his wrist and chest.

Part of the violent attack on the men was caught on video and now has 1 million views on Twitter.

Chambers faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charges, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement Monday.

“This was a senseless act of violence that put both victims at grave risk,” Katz said.

Chambers, according to the charges, was riding a Manhattan-bound train– between 61st Street and 52nd Street shortly after 7:25 a.m.

He was seen holding a knife in one hand and a pair of scissors in the other hand. Chambers, without provocation, began to yell at the 71-year-old man who was sitting across from him on the train.

Chambers then approached the man and allegedly stabbed him. Both men fell to the floor and Chambers continued to stab the defenseless 71-year-old.

A 73-year-old man tried to intervene and was attacked by Chambers who slashed the man’s chest and wrist.

Chambers then ran away from the victims and quickly exited into the adjoining car, Katz said. Chambers was arrested by police after the train pulled into the 52nd St. station, according to the NYPD.

Police allegedly recovered a blood-stained knife from the defendant’s pocket and a pair of scissors that was retrieved near a puddle of blood in the subway car, Katz said.

Both victims were transferred to a local Queens hospital and treated for their injuries.

The 71-year-old man sustained a large laceration to his abdomen and chest. He lost around two liters of blood and had to undergo emergency surgery, Katz said.

Chambers stands charged with attempted murder in the second degree, two counts of attempted assault in the first degree and two counts of assault in the second degree of an elderly person.

He was also charged with two counts of assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

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Frank

Yeah, but defund the police, right? Because Chambers really just needed a social worker and a hug.

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Knowing is half the battle

Defund the Police means rerouting funds from law enforcement (cops don’t need tanks) to other program initiatives that can better serve the community.

It DOES NOT mean putting the police out of business.

It DOES NOT mean sending in a social worker when a police officer with bullets is needed but it DOES mean sending a social worker when a police officer with bullets is NOT needed.

Thanks for playing the troll, troll.

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Merman

Crime is skyrocketing (literally hitting record levels) in NYC while at the same time, jobless losers are wasting time protesting the law of a developed nation. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the correlation is not coincidence and challenge you to not assign “troll” titles to individuals who recognize this correlation.

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Now you know

Crime is not hitting record levels. You probably weren’t here in the 90s.

11% of the nation is out of work. So according to you, 17.8 million Americans are losers. Nice, you’re off to a great start…

These people are not protesting the law—they’re protesting police that don’t actually uphold the law, by singling-out and murdering people of color.

Lastly, correlation does not equal causation. “Going out on limb” sounds like a pretty fishy scientific method, but then again your name is Merman.

I won’t designate you as a “troll.” I’ll just call you what you are: a dumb-dumb.

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Frank

Oh? Is that why gun crimes have skyrocketed since our “Mayor” disbanded the plainclothes anti-crime unit on June 15th?

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Trollmaster

Defund the Police means rerouting funds from law enforcement (cops don’t need tanks) to other program initiatives that can better serve the community.

It DOES NOT mean putting the police out of business.

It DOES NOT mean sending in a social worker when a police officer with bullets is needed but it DOES mean sending a social worker when a police officer with bullets is NOT needed.

Thanks for playing the troll, troll.

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