Man who slashed two UPS employees on subway held on $75Okay bond

A Yonkers man who slashed two UPS supply males on the subway early Tuesday morning was ordered held on a $75,000 money bond.

Finn Barbuto, 22, has no felony file and suffers from critical psychological sickness, mentioned his lawyer Sarah Kaufmann, arguing for his launch in Manhattan Prison Courtroom.

Barbuto was arraigned on one rely every of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and felony possession of a weapon.

“On this case, the defendant slashed a random stranger on the subway with a knife,” prosecutor Rachel Schorr instructed Choose Eric Schumacher, efficiently arguing that he be held on $75,000 money over $225,000 insurance coverage firm bond.

The victims bought right into a squabble with Barbuto on the downtown N practice at Lexington Avenue and 59th Avenue at round 4:55 a.m. Barbuto allegedly slashed each males with a four-inch knife throughout the battle that spilled from the automotive onto the platform.

The victims have been capable of wrestle the knife from Barbuto and detained him till police arrived, in line with a felony criticism.

One man suffered a laceration to his arm and the opposite to his hand and torso — and the injuries needed to be closed with stitches, prosecutors mentioned.

The Mother of subway slasher Finn Barbuto leaving court after his arraaignment.
The mom of subway slasher Finn Barbuto leaving court docket after his arraignment. He was held on $75,000 bond.
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Barbuto is due again in court docket March 5. The NYPD has mentioned it’s beefing up the variety of cops on the subways to handle a disturbing spike in slashings and assaults on public transportation.

In February, a knife-wielding madman dubbed the “A-train Ripper” fatally stabbed two homeless folks.

Straphangers walk the 59th. St. and Lexington Ave. platform in Manhattan
Straphangers stroll the 59th. St. and Lexington Ave. platform in Manhattan
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