Suspect charged with attempted murder for stabbing elderly man in random attack on NYC subway

A Bronx man is facing charges attempted murder, assault, and other crimes after he was filmed stabbing two elderly men on the subway earlier this month.

Patrick Chambers was held on Monday pending arraignment for his actions on July 5, which just so happened to be caught on video.

Chambers, who was holding a knife in one hand and a pair of scissors in the other, began screaming at a man on the train before stabbing him. When another elderly individual stepped in, he too was stabbed.

Fortunately, Chambers was captured by police while still aboard the car, according to an account from NBC New York.

“The defendant in this case is accused of stabbing a 71-year-old man in an unprovoked attack on the train. When another commuter tried to intervene, he too was viciously assaulted,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement. “This was a senseless act of violence that put both victims at grave risk. The defendant is in custody and will be held accountable for his alleged actions.”

The 71-year-old lost over 2 liters of blood and required surgery.

If convicted, Chambers faces up to 25 years in prison.

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