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A view of the 111th Street station on the 7 line.

A pregnant woman was robbed and stabbed at a Corona train station by a homeless man earlier this week, according to police.

The incident occurred at about 11:40 a.m. on Aug. 8 on the mezzanine of the 111th Street station on the 7 line, where the victim was approached by a suspect. Police identified the suspect as 26-year-old Scott Gooden, who is homeless.

 

According to law enforcement sources, Gooden displayed a rusty knife and demanded her purse. He then grabbed the purse from her and emptied the contents. The woman told him he was pregnant.

Police said Gooden stabbed the victim in the right shoulder, then fled on foot out of the station and northbound on 111th Street.

Officers from the 115th Precinct and EMS units responded to the incident. The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was treated for a puncture wound.

Following a search, police tracked down and arrested Gooden on assault and robbery charges. According to court records, he was ordered held on $75,000 bail at his arraignment hearing, and must return to court on Aug. 23.

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