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Man Attacked With Two Saws on N.Y. Subway

July 07, 2006|From Newsday

NEW YORK — A postal worker catching the subway to work early Thursday was suddenly attacked by an emotionally disturbed ex-convict who grabbed two idle power saws on the platform and sliced open his chest, officials and the victim said.

Three hours after Michael Steinberg, 64, was attacked at the 110th Street subway station, police arrested Tareyton Williams, 33, of New York and charged him with attempted murder and robbery, police said.

Steinberg was hospitalized in stable condition.

Thursday's attack occurred just after 3 a.m. on the Upper West Side, moments after Steinberg swiped his MetroCard on his way to his job at an East Village post office.

Before fleeing with the saws, Williams robbed Steinberg of $200 in cash and credit cards, police said. He was arrested a few hours later after he punched a man who was walking his dog, police said.

Two weeks earlier in New York, a Boston man was charged with injuring four people during a 13-hour stabbing spree in the subways and the Theater District in Manhattan.

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