Cops: Man Jumps In Front Of G Train After Stabbings

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.


    JOHN & JEFF are both jerks, they must be related. Hopefully you both eventually made it to work.
    Because if you get your wishes for the guy to be bedridden and need constant care it will come straight out of your paychecks.

    Keep your stupid-ass comments to yourself…and start saving your pennies !

  • pat

    What no “Famous Ray Kelly” press confrence about this, I’m shocked. Ray was probley getting another free meal at the Harvard Club.

  • Chester

    My freind cindy saw the man. She is very sad now. She failed her test because of the train delay so she had no time to practice. :(

  • Paula

    Wow, you Americans are just something else!

    • DP

      Yes, not like the Austrian dungeon sex daughter master or Belgian kid sex murderers or Irish priest molesters or Chechnyian schoolyard massacrers or theater killers…Americans are not crazy, like a percentage of all populaces and cultures, just something else.

  • Emily

    i was on that train! :o

  • AFay

    You can bet he wasn’t on his medications when he stabbed his parents.

  • Devenio

    T’is the season. Hey you… Yeah you! Before you think of ending it all…. THINK. Remember 2-3 years ago when every thing was beautiful? Guess what? Its gonna come again. Just give it time. If you give up now, you will miss the most wonderful thing in life… Don’t give up. Please, not now. You are so close.

    • Apocoloid

      What if they never had a 2-3 years ago when things were beautiful? Instead they grew up in a world of corruption and decay, where there genuinely was no hope at all, only the hope bestowed by blissful ignorance?

    • Ophelia Tarts

      Oh be quiet, you optimistic whiner you.

  • Bonnie

    Let’s hope none of the ignorant here have a family member suffering from mental illness in the future. Then we will see how crow tastes.

  • alqatari

    Sorry for them all.Mental sickness is now widespread.Must be hard for their friends and relatives.

  • Steve

    No, they’re right Mark. This mental illness nonsense is a product of the drug companies and people who want to drop out and tune out. Consider yourself mocked by me, too.

  • T


    Your comment mocks my right to opinion and speech.

    The way in which this man choose to end his life had involved others. It expanded beyond himself, his parents, and the authorities that are involved to clean up the mess. There was the train engineer, the passengers on the train, and the people on the platform. It’s not about distrubting their day, it’s about the fact they witnessed this and will most likely have a post traumatic disorder to now deal with.

    I’ve witnessed a suicide such as the one above where someone committed suicide by jumping in front of a subway train. It’s something that will stay with me for the rest of my life and I will always feel uneasy waiting on a subway platform, especially when people stand too close to the edge. After years of therapy talking about it I am resolved that the feeling and imagery that it’s left me will never go away. I can only imagine the grief the train engineer felt as well.

    To that end my opinion and feeling is, mental illness or not, is that the act is selfish. How it’s changed my life and the life of others. So like it or not, that is my pain and grief for having witnessed something like this. We did not ask for it, but that’s what it is.

    We deal with it, so you can also deal with our opinions too.


    If you don’t like the comments and you choose to moderate as to not offend people, then I suggest you simply disable them. You will never make everyone happy. So grant everyone the same right to an opinion or take away the same right from everyone else. You have my email, if you choose to moderate my opinion I’d love to hear from you as to why you felt it was necessary.

  • Mike

    You can’t say or do anything in the States that might upset anybody anymore, I wonder in todays climate if comics like Lenny Bruce, or Andy Kaufam would have even happened… Mental illness is not funny, for sure my partner is affected I know first hand, but sometimes you have to find some things funny that actually are not, or you’d go mad.

  • Mark

    To WCBS,

    Who monitors these comments. The two above are mocking mental illness which should not be tolerated at all and do not belong on this type of forum.As Arnold Diaz says “shame on you cbs”

  • John

    Made me late for work. Hopefully he survives, is bedridden forever and requires diapers until he dies from huge painful open, bloody and pus dripping bed sores.


      @ John…you are an angry..hateful person. What sort of job do you have. No..who the hell hired you ?
      No amount of education nor “intelligence” would allow me to hire such an individual as yourself.
      You are a ticking time-bomb. I hope the employees who work along side you know what type of sicko they are dealing with.

      • Apocoloid

        You’re an idiot thinking that this guy was serious. Don’t be so reactionary.

      • Agent_C

        OK, so you’re kind of an idiot, right?

      • Mike Williams

        I happen to find it interesting that you wouldn’t refer to the guy that murdered his parents a sicko.

    • Jeff Franklin

      John, I second that. Made me late for work also. I also don’t like to make excuses for murderers.

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