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Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst
and North Corona
stabs man on train in
Jackson Heights: NYPD
Police are looking for the attacker who
stabbed a 23-year-old man inside a train
in Jackson Heights earlier this month.
On Friday, April 2, around 3:40 p.m.,
a 23-year-old man was riding an E train
near the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt
Avenue station when he got into an
argument with an unidentifi ed man,
according to the police.
Th e man then took out a knife and
stabbed the 23-year-old in the face,
stomach and hand, cops said.
When the train pulled into the station,
the attacker got off and fl ed the subway
system, according to the NYPD.
Th e 23-year-old was taken to NYC
Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in stable
condition. He was treated for his injuries
Police recovered nearby surveillance
footage of the suspect as part of their
investigation. No arrests have been made
and the investigation is ongoing.
Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill
East, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven
and Ozone Park
Driver who posed as passenger
charged in fatal South
Richmond Hill car crash: DA
Police arrested the alleged driver
behind a fatal car crash in South
Richmond Hill last week, Queens District
Attorney Melinda Katz announced.
Harpreet Singh, 20, was arraigned on
vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent
homicide, driving under the infl uence
and driving by unlicensed operator
charges in Queens Criminal Court on
Wednesday, April 21.
Th e crash, which happened around 1
a.m., on April 21, was allegedly caused
by Singh, who was speeding down
Atlantic Avenue near 111th Avenue in
a Honda Accord with a passenger in the
front seat, the charges state.
Blowing through a red light at the intersection,
Singh, who’s from Richmond
Hill, collided with the 46-year-old driver
of a Ford F-150, who was driving southbound
on 111th Street, according to the
police. Singh continued driving until
he hit a 65-year-old woman driving a
Mercedes Benz, the charges said.
Both the 46-year-old man and 65-yearold
woman suff ered minor injuries but
refused medical attention from responding
Police arrived at the scene to fi nd
Singh’s passenger, 23-year-old Suraj
Kumar, unresponsive with injuries to
his head and body. Kumar was rushed to
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where
he was pronounced dead.
Singh allegedly told police that both
he and Kumar were passengers in the
Honda and that the driver had taken off
on foot, Katz said. Initial police reports
noted that there had been two passengers
inside the Honda.
Singh was taken to the hospital to be
treated for minor injuries.
Th e Richmond Hill man was allegedly
intoxicated at the time of the crash and
not licensed to drive, according to the
DA. A witness told police that Singh was
in fact the driver, Katz said.
Singh, whose case was adjourned by
Queens Criminal Court Judge Frances
Wang on April 26, will appear in court
again on May 26. If convicted, he faces
up to seven years in prison.
Corona and Elmhurst
Man murdered on Elmhurst
subway platform may have
been homeless: Sources
Police are looking for the culprit who
stabbed a man to death on a subway platform
in Elmhurst early in the morning of
Friday, April 23.
Th e incident happened at about 5:42
a.m. on April 23 on the Manhattan-bound
side of the Grand Avenue-Newtown station,
along the M and R local lines.
Offi cers from the NYPD Transit District
20, aft er being alerted to the incident,
found the victim unconscious and unresponsive
with a stab wound to his chest.
Police do not yet know the man’s identity,
but sources familiar with the investigation
stated that he appeared to be homeless,
and between 40 and 50 years of age.
EMS units rushed the man to Elmhurst
Hospital, where he was pronounced dead
a short time later.
No arrests have been made, thus far, in
the ongoing investigation, law enforcement
Th e murder led to morning rush hour
disruptions along the M and R lines on
Th e homicide may only further complicate
the feeling of insecurity among
subway riders. Th ough NYPD offi cials
reported a drop in subway crime at the
MTA board’s April 21 meeting, some
board members relayed concerns from
riders that they still did not feel safe.
Photo by Robert Stridiron/RHS News
Harpreet Singh, 20, allegedly caused a crash in South Richmond Hill that killed his passenger.