October 20, 2022 – Manhattan, New York: A verbal altercation turned physical in Manhattan’s Upper West Side 72nd Street and Broadway station late Wednesday evening, when a 26-year-old was stabbed multiple times suffering wounds to the body, police officials said.
Authorities say the violent interaction started just after 11 p.m. on a northbound 2 train when the suspect brandished a knife during an alleged argument between a trio of subway riders.
The attacker allegedly attempted to sit on a female subway riders lap and punched her boyfriend in the head before stabbing the 26-year-old victim, injuring him in the leg and hand, as reported by the NYPost
During the attack, the victims girlfriend was able to defend them by pepper-spraying the suspect who then fled the train and boarded a number 1 train. The victim was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital for further treatment and is expected to survive, police officials said
At this time there are no arrests and the investigation into the latest transit system crime is ongoing.