Stabbings and slashings up across NYC

According to NYPD statistics, there has been an increase in stabbings and slashings over the last year in New York City.

In 2021, police reported 70 murders carried out by a sharp object, but have reported 96 such murders so far in 2022.

Meanwhile, arrests from stabbings and slashing are also up from last year, with 1,511 in 2021 compared to 2,139 so far this year.

The latest incident happened early Monday morning in Manhattan.

The NYPD responded to 214 Ave. A in the East Village.

They found a 51-year-old man with a laceration to his neck.  EMS took him to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue but it was too late to save his life.

Police have not made any arrests in the case.  The victim's name was not immediately released.

Many stabbings and slashings have taken place in New York City's subway system.

The MTA pledged to do more to prioritize public safety in the subway system.

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