Man Stabbed Outside 96th Street Subway Station This Morning

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Police are on the hunt for a suspect who stabbed a man on the Upper West Side this morning in what appears to have been an unprovoked and random attack.


The incident took place shortly after 8 a.m. this morning near the West 96th Street 1/2/3 subway station on Broadway.

Police officials say the victim was a 26-year-old man who the suspect stabbed in the buttocks. The victim was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive.

A local food vendor who witnessed the attack told amNewYork that the 26-year-old victim collapsed outside the T-Mobile store across the street from the station.

Video shared on Citizen shows blood on the sidewalk outside of the T-Mobile store and blue police tape containing the scene. A police officer can also be seen asking a nearby building manager (who seems to have witnessed the incident) for his information.

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“He stabbed him outside of the train station,” the food vendor told amNewYork. “I didn’t see the [stabbing] because I was working, but he [the victim] laid down here and the ambulance came.”


No arrests have been made and the suspect, last seen wearing black sweatpants and blue bubble jacket, is currently on the loose.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.


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