Queens Man Wanted in Delancey Subway Slashing Arrested in Baltimore on Rape Charge

Posted on: June 20th, 2022 at 5:02 am by

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The man wanted for slashing and choking a young woman in a Lower East Side subway station has been arrested on rape charges in Maryland, according to published reports.

Queens resident Subhan Zaib, 26, is accused of an unprovoked, early morning attack on the 19-year-old victim on June 10 as she descended into the Delancey/Essex subway station. He allegedly approached the victim from behind before grappling her in a chokehold and slashing her about the neck.

Cops released photos of the suspect a day later. Then last Tuesday, police in Baltimore arrested Zaib on rape and other charges. In the latter incident, he’s accused of robbing and raping a person near a park in Dundalk, Baltimore County, according to the Daily News.

Mere days prior to the Lower East Side crime, Zaib was arrested four times in Brooklyn and Queens.

On May 31, he was busted in Queens on charges he made phone threats and on June 1, he was arrested on menacing, criminal trespass and misdemeanor weapon possession charges. In both instances, he was released after court appearances as the charges are not bail-eligible.

He was arrested again in Brooklyn on June 4 for assault, strangulation and other charges. The strangulation charge is bail-eligible, but a judge ordered him released without bail. And three days later, he was collared again in Queens, for menacing, harassment and attempted assault — none of which being bail-eligible charges.

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