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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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Deewoodside

Thanks to the police for arresting him and thanks to the Good Samaritan that helped prevent this racist from killing a man. It has become a weekly pattern of assault on white senior citizens .

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Where is the Trump triggered BLM andcrime supporter woke zoomer looser

Any comments about the wall? Open borders? Tick tok tik tok

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old as dirt

“Allegedly”??? what are we blind like some1 else said too bad there were no social workers on the train grrr

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Tired of Cuomo

And this thug likely to be released later this afternoon under Cuomo’s “bail reform”

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That's completely false

This type of crime would never be eligible for bail under the reform.

Not knowing anything is the reason you’re always embarrassed.

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False for now........

…tomorrow who knows the way these wackos run the city and state.

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All Lives Matter

Baloney. The guy who assaulted a police chief was released today without bail.

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That's completely false

No he wasn’t. This type of crime would never be eligible for bail under the reform.

Thanks for saying all lives, including black lives matter; and supporting BLM!

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Whoever disliked attempted murder?

Saying that people’s lives matter means you’re a murderer? WOW the Trump lovers have gone totally unhinged.

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Was police brutality mentioned?

What does protesting the several recent murders by police have to do with this article? Are you just advertising for BLM?

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Gerry

Still not a homophobic hate crime? Van bramer is silent …..he actually saw himself as a Harvey Milk leader but we all know now he’s CORRUPT!

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Georgia

So the lesson is to have your crime, assault or violence video taped and posted online for anyone to care and do something about it. No blaming the need to shoplift to feed your kids in this case.

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JM Maspeth

Georgia: similar to incidents of police brutality being exposed by everyone having mobile phones to film and expose it.

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Jimmy Bags

Appropriate charge could be attempted murder including hate crime. Wake up folks.

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LIC Direct

He wont do the time. He’s poor underprivileged and allow ro carry a knife to peel oranges, he forgot to take his meds. He’ll be out by next summer using the covid19 defense.

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Claire

All good but totally different if we find out he was released prior to the happening due to covid 19 or bail reform. What we know is that he had an arrest record and probably mentally ill. I guess we need more social workers om the subway. Katz is a bail reform advocate and quickly spoke of reform after she won the election from Caban.

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