April 30, 2021 Staff Report
The police are looking for a man who threatened an MTA worker with a knife inside the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station last Sunday.
The incident allegedly took place at around 10:50 a.m. when the suspect approached the worker on the platform and pulled out a knife. It is unclear what led to the threat or what transpired shortly after the knife was displayed.
The police released video footage of the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
I know that station and he probably went through the turnstile without paying. I’ve been writing the MTA about putting in the tall turnstiles because there is no subway clerk at that entrance and anybody can get into the station even by jumping over the turnstile. I’ve lived in Forest Hills over 40 years and have never seen crimes like this.
Forest Hills used to be a relatively safe subway station, before the shelter in Kew Gardens opened to house mentally ill males.
You have a police station two blocks from this subway station. Any cops in the station- doubtful.
Forest Hills subway became a danger zone before COVID. Cops didn’t parole the neighborhood before COVID.