NEW YORK CITY — A new action that rolled out Monday in New York in hopes to combat violence and homelessness in subways comes as at least six people were stabbed over the holiday weekend.
According to CNN, six people were stabbed in New York City train stations since the plan was announced Friday, which was unveiled by Mayor Eric Adams and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.
The new plan hopes to see more police and mental health teams into the subways, the Associated Press reported.
ABC News reported that the plan notes that many people who use the subways for shelter need help, not handcuffs.
According to the AP, a 74-year-old man was slashed in the face after he argued with two female teenagers for allegedly smoking on the train.
Those suspects were arrested, the news outlet reported.
A 58-year-old man was arrested Monday, accused of going after another man with a hatchet around 12:30 a.m. in a Brooklyn subway station.
CNN reported that a 46-year-old man was stabbed in the thigh after he was approached by three males who demanded money.
On Friday, a man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man inside a Queens subway station.
On Saturday, a 20-year-old female victim was punched in the back inside a subway station in Brooklyn. She was then stabbed three times in the abdomen by the suspect after getting into an argument.
The sixth victim was stabbed in the leg Saturday night after two men attempted to remove property from the male victim.