Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Suspect In Fatal Central Park North-110th Street Subway Stop Fire Is Charged In Columbia University Fire

*I KNOW THIS WAS LAST WEEKS NEWS, BUT DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THERE'S VERY LIMITED TRANSIT STORIES, BUT I'LL STILL MANAGE TO BRING YOU GUYS THE BEST TRANSIT/TRANSPORTATION CONTENT AS POSSIBLE. BTW THIS IS AN ORIGINAL POST FOR 04/02/2020.

MANHATTAN, NY- A career criminal suspected to be behind the March 27th subway blaze incident
that killed a beloved MTA Motorman and injured 16 others had been charged with setting up a fire near the 125th Street Columbia University Computer Music Center back on Tuesday, March 31st. The suspect is Nathaniel Avinger. He is 48 years of age and has a slew of 39 prior arrests, six each in his early days for robbery and assault, which dates back to 1987. The March 11th fire at the university's music center caused unspecific damage to the property. He was questioned at 28th Precinct back on March 30th, about the March 27th subway arson incident. 


Goble, a 36-year-old married father of two, was killed trying to get off the No. 2 train with about a dozen straphangers around 3:15 a.m. March 27th. He was found unconscious on the tracks and rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said 16 others were injured in the fire, which police believe was started inside a badly burned shopping cart found on the train and identified Avinger as the suspect from surveillance video near the scene. Police are investigating whether the fatal fire is tied to three smaller ones set on No. 2 platforms on 86th Street, 96th Street, and 116th Street at about the same time. Avinger is still a person of interest and police are still investigating.

The Garrett Goble Remembrance Podcast


The IG Of The Reopened Central Park North-110th Street Station

The 110th Street station on Lenox Avenue should be renamed in honor of MTA Motorman Garrett Goble. I even came up with a proposed station name,"Goble Way-110th Street". He was a very honorable and noble man, I respect him, even though I don't know him. As for Avinger, he ain't off the hook; all we need is evidence to point at the scene of the crime and you got your indictment for that good-for-nothing serial arsonist.  





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