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Straphanger Fatally Stabbed in ‘Unprovoked' Attack at NYC's Penn Station

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A subway rider traveling north through Manhattan overnight was stabbed to death in an apparent unprovoked attack.

Police say the violent slaying took place on a 2 train as it came into Penn Station a few minutes after midnight Sunday morning.

The suspect allegedly approached the 32-year-old victim, who may have been sleeping or laying down on the train's seats, and stabbed him in the neck. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police released surveillance images of the suspect later Sunday morning. They say he was wearing a white baseball hat, black face mask, gray jacket, a white shirt with an orange and black checkered hood, and black pants and black shoes.

The suspect fled the station and has not been located since.

"This is an absolutely horrible crime. We are working with the NYPD and will do everything possible to cooperate with their search for this perpetrator, and help make sure our subways are safe," MTA Spokesperson Aaron Donovan told News 4.

The NYPD says the victim is from New York City, but did not immediately release his identity. The police investigation is ongoing.

Police say the deadly incident came approximately seven hours after a slashing aboard a southbound A train at West 4th Street. Authorities say a man suffered a cut to his face with an unknown object.

No additional suspect information was known.

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