Brooklyn Man Caught After Stabbing Spree; Egyptians Celebrate Mubarak’s Resignation (Weekend Links)


  • ​Morning! Good news: It will be a positively balmy high of 39 today.
  • The Brooklyn man who stabbed his father to death yesterday has been caught this morning after killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother and stabbing two others. As the Post puts it, 23-year-old Maksim Gelman “resurfaced” 12 hours after killing his father to murder his ex-girlfriend Yelena Bulchenko, 20, and her mother Anna, 56. He then “resurfaced” again later to stab a livery cab driver and the driver of a Nissan Maxima in an attempt to steal their cars. Neither of those victims suffered fatal injuries. Gelman has 10 prior arrests, the most recent only from last week; his super describes him as a “street punk.” [NYDN, NYP]
  • Thousands of Egyptians were still in Tahrir Square this morning reveling in Hosni Mubarak’s resignation and demanding that the government shift from military to civil control. Egypt’s military has said that they intend to hand over power to the people through democratic elections. A military spokesman also asked Egyptians to respect the police forces with whom they had fought during the uprising. The question on everyone’s mind: what’s next? [CNN, Al Jazeera]
  • This is actually really amazing: photographs have been released of a tribe in southwest Brazil believed to be among the last uncontacted people in the world. [Wired]
  • Service on the 1, 2 and 3 trains is suspended right now because police are investigating an incident at the 34th Street-Penn Station stop. [Gothamist]
  • A high school in East Harlem was locked down yesterday when two 16-year-olds who had just shot another teenager near the school ran into the building. [NYP]

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