A man enters a not guilty plea to several charges in Queen’s stabbing spree, including attempted murder.

In what authorities believe to be a largely spontaneous string of stabbings throughout the city this week, a New York man entered a not guilty plea on Friday to charges including attempted murder and other offenses. In relation to five sporadic and often unprovoked stabbings in Queens, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office, Jermain Rigueur, 27, was charged on Friday afternoon. Knife attacks that were not provoked almost claimed the lives of peaceful New Yorkers going about their daily business. Melinda Katz, the district attorney for Queens, stated in a news release that “we will not allow people to be targets of random violence without consequences.


Following Rigueur’s arrest on Thursday, authorities stated that they were still looking into the possibility of filing more charges against him in connection with a separate Brooklyn stabbing incident. According to a criminal complaint, Rigueur is charged with eight counts of assault in the second degree, four counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of attempted first-degree assault, and eight counts of assault in the second degree. Rigueur, according to Edwards, is an honor student who maintains his not guilty plea. If found guilty, Rigueur may spend up to 90 years behind bars, according to the district attorney’s office.


According to NYPD Chief of Detectives Joe Kenny, the most recent attack occurred on Wednesday morning after someone and Rigueur apparently got into a verbal argument on a bus. According to authorities, two men, ages 71 and 41, were stabbed on the same day as they were strolling. The wounds happened minutes apart. Police claimed that on Tuesday, a woman was stabbed in the torso when she was walking home. The man came up behind her and ran away. According to the police, Rigueur had on the same outfit, footwear, and backpack from earlier occasions when he was captured.

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