I was up at Columbia this afternoon, and heading to the train on my way home. I happened to be closer to the 110th Street station, so I headed in that direction (versus the 116th stop).
Quickly, realized that was a bad idea. The place was crawling with NYPD and rescue. From the look of it, I thought for sure there was a jumper or something. People standing around said there was a fight. Looked like there was way too many cops and EMT’s for a simple fight.
So I went back to 116th thinking that the train would at least roll by 110th where I could get a better look. Well it did roll by…without stopping. The police had closed the stop.
So I went home not really knowing much more than that.
Just moments ago, I found out the real story thanks to Newsday. It turns out that there was a multiple stabbing that involved three teens.
The kids started fighting at 59th Street/Columbus Circle. The fight eventually spilled out onto the street at 110th. Two of them ended up stabbed or slashed. The other was beaten with a cane. (Are kids carrying whipping canes these days?)
I love this quote from a witness:
“This is a grassroots problem,” said Shira Dicker, 45, of Morningside Heights. “Anybody who rides the rails knows that the kids are a real menace.”
The AP reports that non-caned were slashed in the face. Sweet, at least that will build future “street cred.”
However, there were no arrests made, which seems a little odd. Perhaps there’s more people involved that didn’t get catch the business end of a blade…or cane.
(Editor’s note: I know 110th isn’t technically Columbia. However, if you are familiar with the area, then you know that from 110th – North is definitely college territory.)
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This situation was very horrible, but to Shira Dicker, the woman to blamed kids on the crime in the subway, i must say something.
You cant blame all of the problems that goes on in the subway today on teenagers/young people. Ok, so maybe there are acts of violence commited by them…but how about Sixty-something year old men harrassing women daily? Or how about the homeless (which could be young or old) doing the same. There are soo many other problems in the subway system pertaining to crime, and yes, teens/young adults have commited crime, but so have grown “mature” adults…
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