We heard that a person had been injured in some sort of attack at the 110th and Broadway subway station around 3:30AM, but little did we know it involved power saws. amNew York reports that a man grabbed "two electric saws from constructions workers...and took off swinging". Yes, electric saws! Then he chased passengers down the platform. One man ended up stabbed in the chest, and he yelled, "He's drilling into me! He's drilling me!" according to witnesses. WABC 7 says that victim was "rushed to St. Luke's Hospital in critical condition with numerous wounds to the chest."
The attacker then ran into Riverside Park. The police are looking for him and apparently found some evidence in the trash. The Transit Authority says workers were using saws to repair the subway's sound system.
Update: Newsday and amNY now report:
The suspect sliced open the chest of a 64-year-old rider before fleeing on foot, police said.
The suspect was described by witnesses as a thin man in his 30s, who had earrings in both ears and was possibly carrying a teddy bear. A man fitting that description was apprehended after allegedly punching a pedestrian later in the day.
The victim, a 64 year old man, is a postal worker and was on his way to work.
Photograph from Lisa Liang on Flickr