June 13, 2022 By Michael Dorgan
A Bayside man with a long rap sheet has been arrested on attempted murder charges for two unprovoked stabbings on the 7-line last week.
Donny Ubiera, 32, was arrested late Saturday and charged with two counts of attempted murder for randomly stabbing two men, one on Saturday morning and the other on Friday morning, according to police.
Ubiera, of 202nd Street, allegedly stabbed a 55-year-old man in the neck at around 7:15 a.m. Saturday as the victim was waiting for a Flushing bound 7 train inside the Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street station in Jackson Heights. He then fled the scene in an unknown direction.
The victim, police said, was transported by EMS to NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst in critical but stable condition. Police recovered a large knife at the scene.
Less than 24 hours earlier, Ubiera allegedly stabbed a 62-year-old man on board a Manhattan-bound 7 train in Long Island City. Police said that Ubiera approached the victim and stabbed him in the face and the hand at around 8:40 a.m. as the train was pulling into the Queensboro Plaza subway station.
He then fled on foot when the train stopped at the station. The victim was transported by EMS to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, police said.
Police said that both stabbings were unprovoked.
Ubiera was arrested at around 9 p.m. Saturday. He was also hit with assault and weapons charges.
According to police and published reports, Ubiera has a lengthy criminal record, with at least a dozen arrests prior to last week’s alleged stabbings.
In fact, he was arrested in Elmhurst Wednesday at around 4 p.m. after cops responded to a 911 call that there was a man with a knife at 37th Avenue and Warren Street in Jackson Heights. Cops gave chase and arrested Ubiera, according to the NYPD.
Ubiera spent Wednesday night in custody and was released on Thursday, according to reports.
On Jan. 10 he was arrested on robbery charges for stealing beer from a bodega in Elmhurst. During the incident, he allegedly flashed a meat cleaver at an employee who confronted him, according to the New York Daily News.
City Correction Department records show he was released from Rikers Island on May 23.
Ubiera has also served prison stints for attempted drug possession and driving while impaired by drugs.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell commented Sunday on Ubiera’s criminal background and took a swipe at the city’s criminal justice system for letting Ubiera back on the streets despite his history.
“Your police are doing their job. We keep arresting him,” Sewell said.
“His record demonstrates that each time he is involved in unprovoked violence against innocent victims the criminal justice system has him back to the streets and the subways rather than jail or psychiatric treatment.”
“He inevitably targets another victim. This is nothing if not predictable.”
We shouldn’t blame the availability of knives, just the one using it, right Republicans? It’s time to get rid of these draconian knife laws in NYC.
If the victims had been open-carrying they could have magically predicted a person would randomly stab them without warning. Too bad liberals are so strict on gun control!
@Repeal – the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and Its variations were used in massacres at a Buffalo supermarket (10 dead) ; at a Texas Walmart in 2019(23 dead); a Florida high school in 2018 (17 dead, 17 maimed)Texas church in 2017. (26 dead); a Las Vegas concert in 2017( 60 dead); and Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 (26 dead). A knife is not a weapon designed for mass killing. Your post is mocking the horrific slaughter of the victims of these crimes. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Arrested, released, Arrested, released, Arrested, released, Arrested, released, Arrested, released, Arrested, released, Arrested, released… Do we really think crime is going to stop? The Bail Reform is protecting criminals.
Soooo, is his situation like his shirt now — Gucci?
Ashlee Babbitt was murdered by a Capitol police officer on Jan 6. Why no mention of that in the hearings?
Ashlee was apart of riotous mob that murdered a police officer. No mystery here. Capitol Police showed remarkable restraint.
Insurrectionist Ashlee Babbitt was rioting inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, busting through the glass door, right near the House floor. She is no hero and she wasn’t murdered. Didn’t you watch that video?
Considering almost every situation is viewed through the prism of race, shouldn’t we be told the stabbing victims ethnicity. Asking for a friend.
I do not believe the NYPD monitors the race of victims. They put me down as Asian when i filed a criminal report and the officer said it does not matter when i told them they checked off the wrong race. Made me think that they ignore that section of the police report.
I blame Progressive Democrats for allowing this animal to prey on innocent people over and over again. When are voters going to wake up?
This nice-looking young man is clearly crying out for help. Hope he gets the treatment that he needs and turns his life around.
He’s being held without bail and is undergoing a psych eval.
Thanks for the update.
Progressive policies at work again. The criminal is the victim and the victim gets a hospital bill and some scars.
They really have made a mess of things.
These white supremacists are out if control! Something must be done!
All the people beating police on Jan 6 we’re white. Should we draw a conclusion about an entire race based on that? Or that only works for other races
You should draw conclusion based upon objectivity, not media bias, for starters. Is it not racist to draw attention to race in the first place? The pure and original objective of the anti-racist movement should be acceptance without a hinderance to society. Or better yet, progression for all. Drawing attention to differences is NOT the objective, and that’s what politics do these days.