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02/12/2011 10:58 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Maksim Gelman Caught After Brooklyn Stabbing Spree

NEW YORK -- New York City police are searching for a 23-year-old man they say fatally stabbed three people and ran over a pedestrian.

The New York Police Department says Maksim Gelman stabbed his stepfather Aleksandr Kuznetsov "numerous" times early Friday. Police found the 54-year-old's body inside his Brooklyn home after receiving a 911 call.

About 11 hours later, police received another 911 call reporting a stabbing a few blocks away. When they arrived, police discovered the bodies of Gelman's girlfriend and her mother. They have been identified as 20-year-old Yelena Bulchenko and 56-year-old Anna Bulchenko.

Police say Gelman escaped in a Lexus he had stolen. He then carjacked another vehicle and stabbed another driver, then hit a pedestrian as he escaped. The pedestrian later died at a hospital. The driver is stable.

UPDATE: Gelman has been caught after stabbing another person in Manhattan. The New York Post reports:

Maksim Gelman, 23, was nabbed on the subway at Seventh Avenue near Times Square around 9:15 a.m. after the incident on a No. 3 train, said police sources.

Gelman banged on the motorman's door, yelling: "My girlfriend ruined my life," said sources.
When the motorman didn't respond, Gelman stabbed a 40-year-old passenger in the neck, critically injuring him, said sources.

Two Transit Bureau officers on the train responded and arrested Gelman without incident.