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Video: Man Slashes Two Elderly Straphangers on 7 Train in Woodside

July 12, 2020 By Christian Murray

Disturbing video has gone viral of a slashing that took place on the 7 train in Woodside last week.

The video shows two straphangers, both in their 70s, being attacked by a man with a pocket knife on a Manhattan-bound train– between 61st Street and 52nd Street– at around 7:25 a.m. July 5.

The knife wielding man, identified as Patrick Chambers, 46, slashed one of the men in the stomach and the chest in what police say was an unprovoked attack.

Another man, tried to intervene and was attacked but Chambers who slashed the man’s left wrist and upper chest, police said.

Chambers was arrested by police after the train pulled into the 52nd St. station. He has been charged with assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

The two seniors were transferred by EMS to Elmhurst Hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, according to police.

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Catherine

That is horrible. A lot of mental patients are out there more than usual. NYC we are in trouble.

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Merman

Curious if this would be a “mental patients” scenario if it were a white man stabbing two innocent 70 year old black people?

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Frank

Welcome to DeBlasio’s City. Obviously the guy with the knife is just misunderstood and needed a social worker and a hug.

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Merman

Of course nobody is saying that verbatim. But the implication is loud and clear.

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