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October 11, 2023, 12:44 PM

2 NYPD officers stabbed, slashed by unhinged man at Bronx subway station

By Joe Marino and Amanda Woods

One NYPD cop was stabbed and another slashed by an unhinged knife-wielding man inside a Bronx subway station early Wednesday, cops said. 

The two transit officers were responding to a 911 call of a man with a knife on the northbound No. 5 train platform at Pelham Parkway around 2:30 a.m. when the 40-year-old menace — later identified as Howard Clunis — started to swing the blade at them without provocation, authorities said.

Clunis stabbed a female cop in the arm, and slashed a male officer on the chin, police said.

By the afternoon, Clunis — who lives about a mile from the station in the Laconia neighborhood — was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, authorities said.

The knife he allegedly used during the attack was also recovered.