A subway madman confessed Thursday to stabbing two men to death on the No. 2 train last weekend, the NYPD said.
The suspect’s name was not released by press time. Police also questioned two others Thursday at the 6th Precinct in Greenwich Village, near the Christopher Street subway stop where the suspect fled.
Darnell Morel and Ricardo Williams, both 24, were fatally stabbed in a fight that erupted on the train. A third man was wounded and treated at a hospital.
A witness said the victims meant to toss a bag of trash out an open train door but instead hit a man, who flew into a rage and pulled a knife from his jacket. Investigators now believe the two groups had provoked each other.
Police had to resort to putting up sketches instead of photos of the suspect, as the station has no security cameras and the token booth where the suspect fled was closed.
“We need the state and the MTA to protect our city's straphangers by making subway security a real priority," Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said.
The MTA recently pledged to get 900 security cameras working by June.