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Cops: Man Jumps In Front Of G Train After Stabbings

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Prospect Park Subway Station/Juliet Papa

Prospect Park Subway Station/Juliet Papa

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880/AP) –Police said 31-year-old Ryan Devaney leapt in front of a Brooklyn subway train during the morning rush hour after stabbing his parents in their home.

Devaney was in critical condition after the incident Monday morning.


1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reports

Police responded to a call of a man bleeding at the home near Prospect Park in Brooklyn. When they arrived, they found the couple stabbed.

Peggy Devaney, 57, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Her husband, Raymond, was in critical condition.

Police said a short while later, the son jumped onto nearby subway tracks and was hit by a “G” train. Service was suspended for about an hour.

Andre Solace was leaving the subway and saw the wounded couple.

“I was passing by and I saw the guy sitting down — he was bleeding was bleeding all over his shirt. The mother, she was bleeding from the face and from the stomach and she was asking for help,” Solace told WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond.


WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reports

Police are investigating what prompted the stabbings.

Some neighbors were too distraught to talk about the violence that took place on their block.

“I’m sorry, I just can’t do this.  I’m sorry,” one neighbor told 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa.

“Very nice people.  The son, you know, he had a problem.  He was on medication,” another neighbor said.

Authorities told 1010 WINS the son lived with his parents for seven years and a had a history of mental instability.

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