Patrick Chambers from the Bronx was indicted by a Queens grand jury on attempted murder charges for allegedly stabbing two elderly men on a 7 train in July.
Chambers, 46, was charged in a seven-count indictment, including attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.
The incident took place on the morning of July 5, when the 7 train they were on stopped at the 52nd Street stop. Chambers was seen holding a knife in one hand and a pair of scissors in the other.
He allegedly began yelling at a 71-year-old man sitting across from him before stabbing him. A fellow straphanger, 73 years old, stepped in to try to stop the attack, but Chambers allegedly stabbed him too.
Both victims were treated at local hospitals.
“There is no justification for this kind of senseless violence,” said Queens DA Melinda Katz. “We should always be safe traveling on our subways.”