Police Commissioner Bill Bratton wants New Yorkers to know he rode the subway with uniformed police officers and a photographer to the city’s busiest station, so therefore the entire system is safe, the New York Post reported.
The commissioner reportedly rode between City Hall and Times Square and saw nothing to worry about.
— Commissioner Bratton (@CommissBratton) January 28, 2016
In fact, the commissioner reportedly thinks the trains are too packed to get attacked, calling the feat of doing so “amazing.”
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“As Jimmy [O’Neill] and I found out this morning, they’re jammed in there like sardines,”Bratton said to theNew York DailyNews. “It’s amazing anyone can assault anyone. People can’t move in some of those cars.”
The commissioner's super-realistic tour of the subway came after a series of face slashings have cropped up around the subway system. This past week alone has seen four face slashings on the city’s massive train system.
In fact, according to reports, there have been a total of 11 face slashings since 2016 started.
Metro New York previously reported that police said the number of slashings and stabbings has increased 14.8 percent, with 286 incidents this January — compared to 249 during the same period in 2015.
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