Following a string of subway stabbings, police arrested and charged a Brooklyn man with murder on Sunday.
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.
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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.
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-oldClaudine Roberts was stabbed and killed.
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.