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Bronx Man Indicted Following Knife Attack of Two Elderly Men on 7-Train in Woodside

71-year-old victim on the floor of a 7 train at the 52nd St Station

Dec. 4, 2020 By Christian Murray

A Bronx man has been indicted for attempted murder in a knife attack that injured two elderly men on the 7 train in Woodside in July.

Patrick Chambers, 46, allegedly stabbed two men—one aged 71 and the other 73—on board a 7 train at the 52nd Street station at around 7:30 a.m. on July 5. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

According to the charges, Chambers allegedly started yelling at a 71-year-old man who was sitting across from him while holding a knife in one hand and pair of scissors in the other. Without provocation, he allegedly approached the victim and stabbed him.

The victim fell to the floor and Chambers allegedly kept attacking him. A 73-year-old Good Samaritan stepped in to try to stop the assault and Chambers allegedly stabbed him too, slashing him in the chest and wrist.

Chambers then fled the train at the 52nd Street station but was arrested a short time later.

The incident was recorded by a passenger on the train and was posted to social media where it went viral.

Both victims required treatment for their injuries at an area hospital. The 71-year-old man sustained a large laceration to his abdomen and chest. He lost approximately two liters of blood and had to undergo emergency surgery.

“The defendant is accused of attacking two defenseless men – both in their 70s – on a subway car,” said Melinda Katz, Queens District Attorney. “One of the victims was stabbed as he tried to help his fellow passenger. There is no justification for this kind of senseless violence.”

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Ramachandrananthan M.

Patrick Chambers is a prime example how a corrupt and senseless repressive criminal justice system takes non-violent offenders and makes them suffer just because of a minor infraction at the subway! The system is unjust and has to be brought crushing down. Release everyone from everywhere! Elect Tiffany as Mayor!

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John

Hello Fellow Sunnysiders:

I hope everyone is staying well. I know all year long we tease each other and make silly ridiculous comments on this blog, but no matter what religion or ethnic group, we are one neighborhood living together in this horrible time. If you are able to please donate what you can to the SUNNYSIDE Community Center, Mosaic Food Pantry or Santathon toy drive. In addition please support our local businesses. And again stay safe.

Thanks,

John (not my real name)

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Jerry

I see that whenever a crime is committed the media describes the attacker as having a “dark complexion.” Why can’t we talk about the disproportionate amount of crime committed by Black people. It’s because of so called Black leaders yelling racism! Print this SUNNYSIDE Post. You won’t because it’s true.

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William

The “alleged” video “allegedly” shows him stabbing the “alleged” victims.
In all seriousness, my heart goes out to the gentleman who had to undergo emergency surgery. He, and the millions of others in our city who just use the subway to get from A to B, are the real victims.

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Joe

Just 25 years? what about the death penalty? it’s on video after all, so no chance of “wrongful conviction”. And, for those who think this would be harsh, he chose to do it, he really didn’t have to.

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Tyler Durden

Just give the perp a pair of Mets tickets and a social worker’s telephone number. No need to involve the police.

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Boomers are still doing the "Mets tickets" thing 😬

This really is the MOST nuanced understanding of crime they have…

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ABoondy

was just gonna say, not to worry, the deblasio will release the killer tomorrow and congratulate him on a job well done with mets tickets and a gift card.

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Alternate Truth

A boondy- Who died? Did this perp kill somebody? Are you posting to the correct article?

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We already knew you'd do the "mets tickets" thing

Yes it’s incredibly tired and someone already copy and pasted it on this article. You should go post it on the next article!

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