Watch CBS News

Search Continues For Suspect In Stabbing Over Subway Seat In The Bronx

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police are hoping surveillance video will help find a man who they said attacked another man on the subway in a dispute over a seat.

It happened around 2 p.m. Sunday on a southbound No. 2 train at Third Avenue and East 149th Street in the Bronx.

Police said the man, who is between 45 and 50 years old, got into an argument with a 25-year-old man over seat on the train.

That's when he pulled a sharp object, a knife or possibly a razor, and stabbed the man in the stomach and arm before running from the station, police said.

Many straphangers familiar with the stop were surprised to hear of the daylight attack.

"How somebody going to get stabbed over a seat," Bronx resident Martin Espinal told CBS2's Janelle Burrell. "That's crazy. It shouldn't happen."

"It's just ridiculous," said Pearl Elits of Newark. "People need to get it together, have to realize life is short and not fight over a seat."

Surveillance video shows the suspect leaving the station, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477), visit or text tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.