Homeless man randomly stabs woman on Queens subway platform: NYPD

Kimberly Dole
April 17, 2020 - 5:16 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police arrested a homeless man in a wheelchair they say randomly stabbed a woman in the back on a subway platform in Queens Thursday evening.

Officials say 57-year-old Daniel Arquette was on a Jamaica-bound platform at the 71-Continental Avenues station in the Forest Hills section when he began to act erratically and attacked the 47-year-old woman unprovoked.

Arquette may have been intoxicated, according to a report from the Daily News.

Police say Arquette stabbed the victim as he passed her while she waited for a train.

The victim felt a pain, but hadn’t realized that she’d been stabbed until witnesses pointed it out to her, officials said.

She then noticed blood and a stab wound to her back, authorities said.

EMS transported her to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition.

Arquette was arrested at the scene and charged with felony assault.

Officials say the two were strangers.