Police: New suspect in custody in connection to Brooklyn subway attacks

Police say they have new suspect in custody in connection to the subway attacks at the Morgan Avenue station in Brooklyn.

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2021, 12:25 PM

Updated 1,289 days ago


Police say they have new suspect in custody in connection to the subway attacks at the Morgan Avenue station in Brooklyn.
Five different women were attacked in a similar manner in less than two months. The attacks occurred as women were either walking, were near steps, or were on a ramp alone. They were all punched in the face. 
Police had originally arrested and charged 50-year-old Benny Watts with three counts of assault in connection to the first four attacks but said they were unsure if the fifth was related.
Police arrested 29-year-old Khari Covington. He is being charged with eight counts of assault and one attempted robbery as a hate crime.
The victims said the suspect took off after the attacks. All of the women range in age from 24 to 32. 
Many in the neighborhood tell News 12 the stop isremote and that the area is filled with construction.

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