NEW YORK — A man who went on a 28-hour stabbing rampage that took the lives of his stepfather, his ex-girlfriend and her mother was arrested Saturday at a subway stop in Times Square after a nightlong manhunt across New York City, police said.
Maksim Gelman, 23, also hijacked a car, stabbing and wounding the driver and fatally hitting a pedestrian, authorities said.
Gelman of Brooklyn was apprehended at 8:30 a.m. in the subway station, said chief NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. Minutes earlier, a man was stabbed and wounded on a crowded No. 3 train in Manhattan.
Gelman's stepfather, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, was knifed numerous times at about 5 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Police found the 54-year-old man's body at his home in Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay, a predominantly Russian immigrant neighborhood.
On Friday afternoon, police got another 911 call reporting a stabbing a few blocks away. At the scene, officers discovered the bodies of Gelman's girlfriend and her mother — 20-year-old Yelena Bulchenko and 56-year-old Anna Bulchenko.
Police say Gelman escaped in a Lexus he had stolen. He then carjacked another vehicle and stabbed the driver before hitting the pedestrian, who later died at a hospital. The driver was in stable condition. The names of those two victims were not immediately available.
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On Saturday, charges were pending against Gelman, who was being held at the Midtown South Precinct on Manhattan's West Side — blocks from Times Square.