Bloomberg Defends Strategy on D Train


Michael Bloomberg took some criticism in the papers this morning for how the police responded to the fatal stabbing on the D train, where passengers were reportedly “locked” in the car with the assailant until police arrived.

But, as Bloomberg said, the doors remained locked because a passenger pulled the emergency cord while the train was between stations, where the doors couldn’t be opened. Once at the nearest station, Bloomberg said one door was opened in order to allow police to enter without the assailant fleeing.

“What more could they do?” Bloomberg asked.