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MTA bus driver slashed in stomach at Queens Blvd/69th Street

Oct. 21, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

An MTA bus driver was slashed in the stomach on Thursday morning and the suspect has been charged, according to police.

58-year-old George Seger was returning to his bus to start his shift after getting a coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts around 3:45 a.m. when the suspect approached him and slashed him in the stomach.

He had parked the bus near Queens Boulevard and 69th Street.

After attacking him, the suspect then demanded that he call the police.

Seger was taken to Elmhurst hospital in stable condition, was treated with 11 stitches for the gash on his stomach and was released.

Police apprehended 48-year-old Carlos Lema of Queens at the scene, and have since charged him with assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and disorderly conduct.

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Woodside

Sounds like some people cant take the truth. It kills some people that its not whites,asian,india, European,ect. Why does the truth hurt? So whos being racist. Its pretty simple to figure out. Its the old “you can take the animal out of the jungle, but you cant take the jungle out of the animal ” come to this country and dont break the law and you wont have a bad name, its definitely not racist

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Local

But it is Asians as well causing trouble. Go at night around Sean Ogs (60th street and Woodside Ave.), they hang there and jump out of cars to beat your brains in. I know, I was a victim and the 108 precinct did nothing since they hang there for lunch, brunch, drinks and whatever else.

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FU

Observing economics- get real. I dont see people from india doing this, dont see asian, not people from Europe,its Hispanics and its a fact so stop the bs. Its not racist,its fact. Stop being delusional and see it for what it is.

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Lars

Plain and simple…white neighborhoods are safe neighborhoods. Quit whinning about this new era of racism. It has always been there. Build the damn wall.

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Me

Why would an immigrant slash a bus driver? What’s the motive here?
It would be nice if we had a name since there is criminal attacker, not just a “suspect” at this stage, so we can go check out and gather our own information from the court system since SSP is not really following up on most of these crimes/incidents. Hey, we can’t complain, at least we get SOME information about what’s happening around us.

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Anonymous

Police apprehended 48-year-old Carlos Lema of Queens at the scene, and have since charged him with assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and disorderly conduct.

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Anonymous

That’s the third or fourth violent incident along 69th street in the last few weeks. Something has to be done with the day laborers and element from Queens Blvd to Broadway, this is ridiculous and has been ongoing for far too long. Where is the 108th? They have no presence on this side of Woodside.

Van Bramer wants to re-build Hart Playground…how about cleaning the dirt off 69th street before this? For all the good men looking for work, there are many more that are just there to drink and loiter.

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Diane

You are absolutely right,this area of Woodside is getting worse by the day.The residents of this area needs to get together and do something about it. I agree Van Bramer doesn’t give a damn about this area of Woodside,I’ve been to his office with issues in this neighborhood,even with video,and it justs keeps getting worse.

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FU

Carlos lema, i guess we are racist if we ask why all these assault/rape attempts/robberies are committed by Hispanics. This area is ruined.

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Observing Economics

Because it reflects the demographic of the neighborhood. This makes people think something is wrong with hispanics. That is not the issue but people who have difficulty seeing subtlety and nuance prefer to see in black and white. It makes it an easy race issue.

Look to economics to answer the question. If it were a predominantly white neighborhood with the same economic status, I’d be white people committing these crimes.

Nobody wants to blame the real culprit. Poverty and the elimination of the middle class. The rents south of Qns Blvd are suited to those that cannot afford manhattan or the north side of the Blvd. Therefore, there is more of one ethnic group that basically runs the restaurant industry and does all the shit jobs that white more privileged people won’t. White people from Texas or North Dakota don’t come to NYC to work in a deli mopping floors and making coffee.

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Filoff

Economics is not the issue. Its simply overtime, immigrants with different cultures and customs come here, and settle with their same cultures, customs, attitudes and behaviors. This country allows this to happen. So go into Woodside, Jackson Heights, Corona etc and take a look at the country in which they came, and you will notice the similarities. It has now become that country, with American benifits.

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Sunnysider

Observing economics- Hispanics still commit a disproportionate amount of crime even for the area. In the last US census Woodside is about a third white a third Asian and a third Hispanic with Hispanic the fastest shrinking of the three groups. Since illegals aren’t counted in the US census we don’t have an accurate count of the actual populous. According to your post I would at least expect to see Asians and whites committing more of these crimes and that is just not the case. Sounds like something maybe wrong with this group.

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Mike

I did because Im a liberal hipster taking over old school ny. Im for gay rights, equality, Marijuana and stuff. Ohh and for gluten free stuff

Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr.

Despite these hard working MTA bus operators are protected under state law and more than half of the entire bus fleet have security cameras, their dignity, their safety and their lives are always at risk.

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MT

Oh look people using crime as an excuse to lash out and make assumptions about citizenship and/or immigration status. Why don’t we deport all the racists. The country would be better off!

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#blamefoxnews

-hello Add the low IQ low wage and low performing Fox News watching idiots who are constantly tricked into voting against their own best interest, to the deport list as well.

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David

@blame You know better then pointing out the idiocy of the Fox News Fan, they’re trained by their masters at News Corp. to hurl blind and hollow insults at anyone who does. It’s all in the idiots training guide you keep telling people to read, “The Loudest Voice in The Room”. Romney with 96% of the vote. Hahaha Ignorance is bliss. Bless the Fox loving losers. LOL.

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Queen of Angels 1978

-the thin skinned low information Fox News idiotic virtue police are out scouting and protecting the honor of their beloved racist cult. Hahaha They’re just too stupid for words. Romney in a landslide hahaha. The polls were rigged then and they’re rigged now. Hahaha If we just keep saying it a few more times it will be true. The new world order of the Trump/Fox alternate reality.

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Anonymous

Oh look people using a horrible crime in the neighborhood to lash out at someone who may or may not be from here. Why don’t we just deport all the racists. It will be a much more peaceful country that way.

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Fan of Dough Boy Park

Actually, deporting the criminals would make us safer. But since you want to deport racists, start with the Mexicans who look down on the Ecuadorians, and the Chinese who look down on the Koreans, and the Dominicans who look down on the Haitians. That’s a good start.

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rikki

sounds like he hated the shelter and felt safer in jail…..too bad you have to commit a crime to get into jail…

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Curious Lady

Maybe but it would be fun to deport him.

To the Philippines. There they would shoot him if he did that.

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Anonymous

If he was white you would have his whole life story printed.Im sure the perp is a Harvard grad.

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Ami

How do you know this guy isn’t a US citizen? I mean he’s definitely a criminal for what he did, but he could also be a US citizen.

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