Friday, January 29, 2016
Truth from the mouth of a criminal: "“The police aren’t here now,” Nagarit allegedly yelled at the victim. “They can’t help you.”
The man suspected of slashing a woman with a machete in a random attack aboard a subway train in Brooklyn this week surrendered Thursday, cops said.
Ras Alula Nagarit, 37, was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing in the attack Tuesday at the Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center station after yelling, “I will chop you up,” police said.
“The police aren’t here now,” Nagarit allegedly yelled at the victim. “They can’t help you.”
The victim, Natalie Lewis, 29, snapped a picture of Nagarit before the attack and the image was printed on the front page of Thursday’s Post.
He was arraigned at Brooklyn Criminal Court Friday where he was ordered held without bail.
He was due to be arraigned Friday at Brooklyn Criminal Court.
It was one of three seemingly random subway attacks this week.
On Monday, Carmen Rivera, 71, of Brooklyn, was slashed in the face on a D train in Greenwich Village. Her alleged attacker, Damon Knowles, 21, was arraigned on assault charges in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday and ordered held.
On Tuesday, Christopher Santiago, 32, was slashed on a 6 train in Harlem. The attacker is at large.