Who is Rigoberto Lopez? Biography, Wiki, Age, Murder, Charges, Subway Stabbings Full Details

Who is Rigoberto Lopez? Rigoberto Lopez Bio/Wiki

Following a string of subway stabbings, police arrested and charged a Brooklyn man with murder on Sunday.

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Rigoberto Lopez was inside an NYPD car in the 34th precinct. He was transported to a lineup of suspects and then to the central reservation. After the frenzied man knifed two homeless people to death and left two others on the city’s A-train line seriously wounded, a major manhunt was launched.


He is 21 years old.

Subway Stabbings Full Details

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Police sources told the New York Post after a city-wide search that the suspect was arrested on Saturday evening and held in Upper Manhattan after being identified.

A source said the man’s shoes were already splattered with the blood of his victims, and when he was brought in, they were found with the murder weapon.

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As sources told the Daily News, he admitted to all four unprovoked assaults. The first attack occurred at a stop on 181st Street on Friday morning. A 67-year-old man was stabbed and survived, using a walker to get around.


A 40-year-old man was found dead inside a train at the far end of the line at Far Rockaway twelve hours later. At the 207th Street station, less than two hours later, 44-year-old Claudine Roberts was stabbed and killed.

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A fourth victim is a 43-year-old man back at the station on 181st Street who recovered after being stabbed. He stumbled on West 181st Street at a nearby bank, but collapsed before entering the vestibule, the cops said.

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The victim is being treated for four puncture wounds to his back at a local hospital and is in stable condition.

Roberts was taken to the Presbyterian-Allen Hospital of New York, where, according to officials, she was pronounced dead.


Lopez was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, the NYPD said.

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