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.
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.