Police are looking for a man who they say stabbed a subway rider during a confrontation that began when the suspect allegedly yelled homophobic slurs aboard a northbound 2 train.
Around 7 p.m. on Saturday, the suspect shouted slurs at a man, 28, as the two were on a 2 train arriving at the 110th Street station, according to police. When the train’s doors were open to the platform, the suspect punched the victim in the face, and the victim then followed the suspect off the train.
On the platform, the two began fighting and the suspect stabbed the victim before running to the street, police reported. The victim chased the suspect onto the street, where the suspect stabbed him again.
The suspect, described by police as a Hispanic man who was approximately 6-foot-1 and 155 pounds, then fled east on West 109th Street. He was last seen in a white T-shirt and blue jeans with a dark green backpack.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit their tips by logging on to the Crime Stoppers website at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.