In yet another NYC subway attack, cops say suspect tried to argue with victim — and when victim walked away, suspect stabbed him in back

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In yet another New York City subway attack, police said a suspect tried to argue with a victim on a train platform — and when the victim walked away, the suspect stabbed him in the back.

What are the details?

Police said the perpetrator tried to engage the victim in a dispute just before 4:30 a.m. Friday on the southbound “A” line platform at 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Fox News reported that’s a Harlem station.

Cops added that when the victim didn’t respond, the suspect stabbed the victim once in the back.

Police said the victim is a 58-year-old man who ignored the suspect’s attempt to start a “verbal dispute,” Fox News said, citing NYPD Crimestoppers. The cable network added that when the victim walked away, the suspect followed behind him, pulled out a knife, and stabbed the victim once in the upper back.

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The suspect then fled the station in an unknown direction, Fox News said.

The cable network said the suspect is between 28 and 35 years old and about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build.

WNYW-TV said the victim was rushed to Mount Sinai-Morningside Hospital in stable condition where he received multiple stitches for his wound.

Police said there’s a $3,500 reward, and tipsters can confidentially call 1-800-577-TIPS. WNYW added that members of the public also can submit tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

How are folks reacting?

Facebook commenters were none too pleased with the alleged attacker or with elected officials:

  • “And this Rhodes Scholar’s got a book in his hand,” one commenter said.
  • “Still crime on the rise in the subways and yet that useless governor and mayor yap [their] gums about more cops in the subways,” another commenter observed. “[I’ve] yet to see any down there but a lot of homeless and crazy people walking and sleeping; one even taking a dump on the E train platform recently; stay safe commuters always watch your surroundings down there.”
  • “It just doesn’t end,” another commenter lamented.

TheBlaze has been extensively covering the recent spike in New York City subway attacks.

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