Maksim Gelman, 23, was taken into custody at the Times Square subway station, police said. It was unclear if he was injured.

Source: NYDailyNews.com

Here’s a reverse timeline of Gelman’s rampage, which lasted 28 hours. The information comes from the Daily News and the New York Post. The times are approximate.

See the timeline.

Maksim Gelman was caught about an hour ago on the subway in Manhattan.

Daily News is reporting police took Gelman into custody at the Times Square train station shortly after 9 a.m. But Gelman had already attacked two more individuals since our last report.

In the middle of the night, there were reports that Gelman carjacked another individual on Eastern Parkway at around 1:00 a.m., attacking the driver.

Minutes before being busted in the city, Gelman stabbed another individual on the train at the 96th St. and Broadway station.

Acc0rdong to the New York Post, Gelman was banging on the motorman’s door, yelling, “My girlfriend ruined my life.” When the motorman failed to respond, Gelman stabbed the 40-year-old passenger in the neck, critically injuring him.


View Maksim Gelman’s Map of Murder in a larger map

To help illustrate the trail of death and carnage left by Maksim Gelman’s stabbing spree, we put together this map that shows each incident. Starting from the bottom, Gelman has worked his way up half of Southern Brooklyn, allegedly killing three, putting a fourth in critical condition, and a fifth injured but stable.

Gelman remains on the loose, and the search has moved north to the 70th Precinct. His car was found on East 15th Street between Avenue H and Avenue I. It’s unclear whether he’s on foot, or how long ago he left the car there. NYPD found the vehicle abandoned more than four hours after his last incident, on Ocean Avenue and Avenue R.

Clicking on the tabs will show a description of the incident and more information.

I just got back from roaming around the crime scene area of East 24th Street and Avenue Y.

The avenue, from East 19th to East 26th, was lined with police cars when I arrived, most awaiting orders for positioning around the neighborhood. The area is serving as the base of operations for the citywide response to the hunt for Maksim Gelman.

In the photo above, crime scene units are suited up to comb East 24th Street, where Gelman killed his girlfriend and her mother at around 4:30 p.m. today. All of East 23th remains closed from Avenue U to Avenue Y, as Gelman headed north after the slaying, and then slashed and carjacked another victim at Avenue U.

Keep reading to find out what else I saw, and see more photos.

This just in from our man on the street…

In the search for Maksim Gelman, The NYPD is in the process of a city wide response to today’s stabbings and car jacking.

The police have closed Ave Y from Bedford to Ocean Avenues and are using those blocks as a staging area and command post. Police cars from the entire city are now converging on Sheepshead Bay and are actively searching a 150 block radius of the crime scenes.

This is a breaking news story and may have inaccuracies. It is subject to change. If you have information, photos or video, please e-mail us at nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

Maksim Gelman, suspect in stabbing of Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Police are looking for MAKSIM GELMAN, M/W/23, 6’00 170 LBS in connection with the stabbing deaths of three individuals today in the confines of the 61st Precinct. Gelman is believed to be driving a green four-door 1995 Pontiac Bonneville, NY Plate KJX-189.

Gelman allegedly murdered his stepfather around 5:00 a.m. on Emmons Avenue and East 27th Street. Gelman then stabbed to death his girlfriend and her mother at around 4:30 p.m. on East 24th Street between Avenue X and Avenue Y. He then carjacked a 50-year-old man out front, slashing him, and struck an 80-year-old woman on Ocean Avenue and Avenue R, leaving her in critical condition.

According to the New York Post, the 80-year-old is in stable condition at Lutheran Medical Center.

He is believed to be armed and dangerous. If you identify Gelman or his vehicle, seek safety and call 911 immediately.

When it rains it pours! Sheepshead Bites just received word of a double shooting stabbing at East 24th Street and Avenue Y, across from Bill Brown Park. We are sending someone to the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

UPDATE (5:05 p.m.): We’ve confirmed that there is an NYPD Level 1 Mobilization in effect at East 24th and Avenue Y, a response reserved for incidents such as shootings, bank robberies and special category missing person.

UPDATE (5:10 p.m.): Now hearing two dead, one transported, stabbing and carjacking. This is unconfirmed.

UPDATE (5:40 p.m.): Our reader on the ground told us that he heard that the perp in this crime exited a silver Lexus and stabbed two people before taking their car. We’re beginning to think this is related to the murder this morning in which Maksim Gelman stabbed his stepfather to death before fleeing in a silver Lexus.

UPDATE (5:57 p.m.): Confirmed homicide and carjacking. Police now searching for a green 1995 Pontiac Bonneville with plate numbers KJX189. Perp fled in an unknown direction. If you see this car, call 911 immediately! Perp remains armed and dangerous, so seek safety.

UPDATE (6:08 p.m.): CONFIRMED! It is the same Maksim Gelman as this morning’s murder. He is now wanted for the stabbing deaths of three individuals. In addition to killing his stepfather this morning, he is now suspected of killing his girlfriend and her mother. He took their car, the green 1995 Pontiac Bonneville, and fled. Then he struck a female pedestrian at Ocean Avenue and Avenue R, leaving her in critical condition.

Call 911 if you have information on the wherabouts of MAKSIM GELMAN – M/W/23, 6’00 170 LBS – last seen wearing a white shirt and black hat, driving a green 1995 Pontiac Bonneville. HE IS ARMED AND DANGEROUS!

This is a breaking news story and may have inaccuracies. It is subject to change. If you have information, photos or video, please e-mail us at nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

Avenue Z Jewish Center President Jay Freese and Association of Holocaust Survivors From the Former Soviet Union Mark Goldovsky with broken Torah silver ornament. (Photo: Ari Kagan)

Murders, slum lords, fires and now… hate crimes! Sheepshead Bay is just kicking today…

A hate-filled cretin burglarized and vandalized the Avenue Z Jewish Center (875 Avenue Z), stealing hundreds of dollars and desecrating religious artifacts.

According to Councilman Michael Nelson’s office, which is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandal – or vandals - the burglary occurred on February 5. The perp(s) smashed a back window to the synagogue and stole $200 from a donation box. Not content to take the money and run, they also roughed up a torah, desecrating and damaging the religious scroll that can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Keep reading for more info and photos.

Maksim Gelman, suspect in stabbing of Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Maksim Gelman

The NYPD released the above photo of Maksim Gelman, the 23-year-old suspected of stabbing his 54-year-old stepfather, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, earlier this morning.

Police have also confirmed that Maksim Gelman made his getaway in a gray 2004 Lexus ES330 with the New York license plate DHE8322.

It is believed to have been a domestic dispute, and Aleksandr Kuznetsov was pronounced dead at the scene.

“I guess he had to be a little bonkers at the time. He must’ve just caught him by surprise,” Anthony Riggio, a super at the Waterview Village condos on East 27th Street and Emmons Avenue, where Kuznetsov, Gelman and his mother had been living for 9 years, told the New York Post. “It’s a sad thing. Never in a million years,” Riggio said.

The New York Post is also reporting that Gelman has a police record – and since the above photo looks like a mugshot, it sounds about right.

If you have any information, you can call (800) 577-TIPS (8477), text “TIP577″ (plus your message) to “CRIMES” (274637), or submit tips online.

Robert Haggerty was taking an afternoon nap when a neighbor woke him with shouts that his Lake Avenue home was on fire yesterday. The legally blind longtime Sheepshead Bay resident bolted out of bed and out the door, in time to find the home next door ablaze, and flames licking the side of his house.

“I’m just glad somebody woke him up, otherwise he’d be dead,” said a close relative who lives up the block.

In the bungalow colonies, wooden homes nearly 100 years old line the alleyway with little room in between. Only about three feet wide, the “avenue” in front of their home is nothing more than a walking path, and fire trucks are denied access. A small fire can quickly wipe out a community.

Luckily for Lake Avenue residents, scores of firefighters made it to the scene, linking hoses together and containing the blaze that started at 8 Lake Avenue in about 20 minutes. While Haggerty’s home next door had severe damage, and many of his belongings are headed for the trash, he did manage to save a prized possession: an urn with his deceased wife’s remains.

But, to Haggerty and other neighbors, the fire itself wasn’t much of a surprise. They say the property owner is a slumlord with a record of abuse.

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