Woman Kills Thug, Then Flees on Subway

Up to eight men surrounded woman by chicken restaurant

Friday, Dec 25, 2009  |  Updated 10:30 AM EDT
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Woman Kills Thug, Then Flees on Subway

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Cops believe the woman was acting in self-defense.

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A woman who was harassed by a group of up to eight thugs as she tried to get to the subway stabbed one of them to death before fleeing on the F train, according to published reports.

Police say the men swarmed around the woman outside a chicken restaurant near the Queensbridge station at about 9 p.m., where they proceeded to begin grabbing her and engaging in other unwanted sexual advances, according to the Daily News.

Eventually, the woman broke free of the circle of men, raced down to the platform and hopped onto a train. But the men followed.

"They tried to physically drag her off the train, but she fights back," one cop told the News.

The woman was pulled off the train and dragged up the stairs. Then she pulled out a knife and stabbed one of them multiple times in the chest before racing back down to the platform, getting on another train and escaping her attackers.

Cops responded to a 911 call of a man stabbed inside the F train station at 21st Street and 41st Avenue. The 29-year-old man, identified as Thomas Winston, of Queens, was stabbed in the torso, cops say. He was rushed to Cornell Hospital, where he died. 

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