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NYPD Cop Tackles Rampage Suspect On Train, Carjacking Details Emerge

February 12, 2011  | 

NYPD Officer Terrance Howard grabbed Maksim Gelman, who went on a 28-hour rampage beginning Friday morning. Photo via NYPD.

New York Police transit officer Terrance Howell tackled the man who allegedly went on a daylong rampage, after he attacked another victim Saturday morning and changed subway trains, the NYPD announced via Twitter.

Howard grabbed Maksim Gelman, 23, after he hopped off the No. 2 train shortly before the Times Square station and crossed the tracks to board an uptown No. 3 train. The officer apprehended Gelman after 9 a.m.

Two other officers helped in the arrest, including off-duty Det. Marcello Razzo and fellow NYPD transit officer Tamara Taylor.

A manhunt was underway to catch Gelman who fatally stabbed his stepfather, female friend Yelena Bulchenko and her mother before running down a man on the street. Gelman also stabbed at least four other people and carjacked three vehicles in a bloody 24-hour span that began before dawn Friday, reports the New York Daily News.

Two of Gelman's victims said they were caught off-guard, when he carjacked them. Arthur DiCrescento, 60, was double-parked on E. 24th St. when Gelman flung open the door of his 1995 Pontiac Bonneville and repeatedly stabbed him in the chest.

Sheldon Pottinger was waiting inside his black 2001 Nissan Maxima, when a man approached and yelled, "Motherf-----, get out of the car." The man began stabbing Pottinger, who scrambled to escape through the passenger door, while the vehicle was in motion. After two blocks, Pottinger finally popped it open and tumbled to the street, reports the New York Daily News.

Comments (16)

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Joe Race @ 2/14/2011 9:03 PM

great work NY officers..teamwork took the bad guy off the streets and/or tracks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joe of Saipan, LASD ret.

Rick @ 2/15/2011 8:23 AM

If this had occurred in a state with more liberal concealed carry laws or open carry laws, the public would have stopped him before 28 hours.

josh @ 1/28/2013 6:14 AM

Those cops didnt do anything actually. The civilian who was stabbed disarmed the madman and subdued him. The cops sat there lazy and too afraid to help. They sickeningly came after it was all over. The civilian is suing the city.

Sean @ 2/5/2013 6:44 PM

This guy's a lying bag o crap. He hid in the locked subway drivers compartment while the "victim" was stabbed multiple times in the prossess of disarming the perp. It wasn't till after the criminal was disarmed and subdued that this so called police officer came out from hiding and made an arrest. This cop is a coward, a disgrace, and a joke.

Trevor F Rouillard @ 2/5/2013 8:44 PM

There is another side to this classic PR spin. Give Credit where credit is due.

Ted @ 2/5/2013 9:00 PM

pathetic. Joe Lozito is the one who did the work and was the hero, nbot the NYPD. what a joke. pathetic cops.

Rosalie @ 2/5/2013 9:03 PM

Watch this video which was posted today. It's excellent!
Is The NYPD's "Protect & Serve" Policy A Thing Of The Past?

JoelF @ 2/5/2013 10:22 PM

How dare he take credit for something he had no hand in. This pussy hid behind a door when he thought Gelman might have had a gun, instead of trying to save the man being stabbed to death (who did the actual disarming, by the way) and did nothing to help the other would-be victims onboard the train. Shame. He should be fired.

Johny @ 3/1/2013 11:56 PM

Bullshit. He was hiding behind the door. fuck the news

Rick @ 8/2/2013 7:33 PM

An interview with the victim who actually took the attacker down. It's sad but predictable that Bloomberg & Kelly praised the cops who [allegedly] hid in the motorman's compartment.

TommyG @ 10/2/2013 9:35 AM

What a BS article. This cop was a coward and hid in a locked part of the train. JOE LOZITO is the hero..he was stabbed several times while subduing the criminal. The NYPD did NOTHING.

Jefe @ 1/12/2014 9:36 AM

Like most cops, this one is a lying coward.

Jason Casarez @ 10/21/2014 9:10 AM

Just had to add that cracked came out with an article today detailing these lying pigs and their claim to glory.

Ahh yes.... cops. Lying, fat, little men and women in blue.

RJ Alden @ 10/22/2014 2:33 PM

This cop along with his partner are not the heroes! They are nothing but cowards that decided to hide instead of protecting the people! Oh wait....cops don't have to protect the people since 2005...Fuck the police! Be rid of these cowards and law abusing psychopaths! Joe Lozito is the real hero!

will @ 3/15/2016 7:43 PM

Terrence howell is a coward who hid in the safety of the train booth while watching a citizen ( joseph lozito) who he is paid to protect get stabbed and slashed trying to subdue a madman mass murderer. My god these police should be fired for their cowardice

Vito strong @ 1/16/2017 9:27 AM

You ppl clearly are either misinformed or just butt sore bc a Black cop received credit. In the interview with Gelman, he admitted that the Black cop overpowered him and took him into custody, after the suspect initially tried to stab him, at which point Howell slammed the door to prevent from being stabbed in the stomach and shortly thereafter coming to assist after he was sure he could even get out of the booth. Lovito admitted that he lunged at Gelman but was unsuccessful, which resulted in him getting stabbed in the back of the head multiple times. So ultimately it was Howell who saved Lovito and apprehended Gelman. And get this!!!!! Unlike most white cops involved in shootings of unarmed suspects, he didn't even have to shoot him. 😎

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