Homeless man charged with stabbing man in face at Kew Gardens train station: NYPD

Police block off the Union Turnpike subway station after the stabbing. Photo coutesy Cesar Bustamante
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KEW GARDENS — A 35-year-old homeless man was arrested and charged with stabbing a 26-year-old man in the Union Turnpike subway station Sunday afternoon after authorities searched a city bus and chased the suspect on foot, the NYPD said.

The Police Department said officers responded to the subway station at 2:18 p.m., and found the victim stabbed in the face on the Manhattan-bound E train platform.

The 26-year-old was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in serious but stable condition, according to the NYPD.

Police said the man charged in the incident, Kristopher Brown, had climbed on a bus headed east on Queens Boulevard following the attack.

After officers stopped the bus, Brown allegedly took off running, but cops caught up with him, police said.

The weapon, which was believed to be a boxcutter, had not been recovered, according to police.

Brown, 35, was arrested and charged with one count of assault, according to cops.

The residential address police provided for Brown was a Brooklyn homeless shelter.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-e260-4546 or by e-mail at

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Reader Feedback

lock him up from Queens says:
Every bleeding heart will try to find mitigating circumstances to excuse this act, but the bottom line, if truly guilty, then this man deserves to be locked up. Time to protect society.
April 21, 2014, 4:15 pm
anon from queens says:
Well that's what happens when there is way too many people living in NYC.....especially the massive amounts of homeless that this city attracts. Queens..... vibrant....diverse.....full of garbage!
April 21, 2014, 4:31 pm
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
Time to really take care of the homeless issue in the subway stations and the subway cars. Many of these individuals are mentally unstable to begin with and let's not even get into the smell and stench that hard working people have to deal with who ride the subway cars.

Enough is enough. Don't the hardworking people in this city have the right to be able to ride on a clean, not smelly subway without worrying about being attacked by a deranged homeless person.
April 22, 2014, 5:48 am
Anon from Kew Gardens says:
Rif raff goes untarnished while EIGHT NYPD Transit COPS search bags? What about searching the subways for stench?

Something is wrong Mr. Mayor! Clean up Queens!!!!!!
April 23, 2014, 3:53 pm
Red the garbage man from Whitestone says:
He's no longer homeless!
April 24, 2014, 5:46 pm

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