Investigators in New York Metropolis are on the lookout for a suspect that stabbed a sleeping subway passenger to dying throughout an “unprovoked” assault on a prepare on the metropolis’s Penn Station early on Sunday morning.
The assault occurred on the station in Midtown Manhattan shortly after 12:15 a.m. native time. In line with the NYPD, officers responded to a report of an assault on the station, and as soon as there, discovered a 32-year-old man with a stab wound to his neck and blood all around the prepare platform.
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The unidentified man was rushed by EMS personnel to NYC Well being + Hospitals/Bellevue, the place he was pronounced lifeless of the stabbing harm.
In line with the following investigation, the sufferer seems to have been asleep whereas driving the Northbound 2 Prepare on the station. Sooner or later in the course of the journey, the suspect stabbed him within the neck simply because the prepare pulled as much as the station. The suspect then fled the scene “in an unknown path,” in response to cops.
Now, the NYPD is asking the general public to assist them determine the suspect, who they describe as “a male with a darkish complexion and a medium construct.” Cops imagine the person is roughly 5’9″ and will weigh one thing near 185 lbs. In line with safety footage from inside Penn Station on the time, the person seems to have been carrying a white baseball cap, a grey jacket, a white shirt with a light-and-dark checkered hood, black pants, black sneakers, and a black face masks.
As you possibly can see (beneath), the NYPD and CrimeStoppers launched these images to the general public, begging for help in figuring out the alleged assailant:
No arrests have but been made within the case; police are at present investigating that in addition to what could have led to the incident — although at this level it seems to be a doubtlessly random assault with out clear motive.
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Earlier within the day on Saturday, one other man was slashed throughout the neck in one other violent incident on the A Prepare close to Washington Sq. Station within the Greenwich Village space of the town, in response to native media studies.
In that incident, police say that there was an obvious dispute on the prepare between two passengers who didn’t beforehand know one another.
The sufferer in that altercation was taken to Lenox Well being in Greenwich Village, reportedly in steady situation.
[Image via NYPD/WENN/Avalon]