Wagswoofs – A subway train assault in New York City has led to the arrest of two men who are facing several felony charges. The suspects are accused of violently attacking an NYPD lieutenant during the incident.
In the Bronx on Saturday evening, police were called to respond to a 911 call reporting a knife dispute. Upon arriving at the location, a witness informed the officers that a group of men, who may have had knives, were engaged in an argument with another group.
As per the NYPD, two men were instructed to disembark the train during the investigation, however, they declined and proceeded to physically assault the lieutenant.
The unnamed officer was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital by EMS in a stable condition. A photograph taken at the hospital revealed injuries to his eye, as well as stitches on his forehead and cheek.
According to WPIX-TV, the assailants fled through the subway tracks, but law enforcement was successful in apprehending them.
According to the Yonkers Ledger, the authorities discovered a knife, a box cutter, and a razor during the apprehension.
Two young men, Marquise Webb aged 24 from Yonkers, and Brian Innocent aged 24 from New Rochelle, have been accused of multiple charges including assault on a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, criminal trespassing, and disorderly conduct.
No further information was disclosed by the NYPD.