A man has died after he was stabbed inside a New York City subway station early Monday, police said.
The NYPD says the unidentified victim and the stabbing suspect got into some sort of fight on the mezzanine at 241 Street Station in the Bronx around 12:45 a.m. The suspect, who police described as a man wearing an orange and black jacket, stabbed the victim multiple times.
The victim, who has not yet been identified, was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he later died, police said.
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No arrest has been made and no other information was immediately available, with the suspect still on the run.
The subway station violence came just a few hours after a suspect hit an MTA cleaner with a shovel over the shoulder, according to police. The incident occurred at the Delancey - Essex station in the Lower East Side after the two got into a dispute.
The suspect also got away but the victim is expected to recover. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
The latest data from the NYPD shows the umber of murders in the transit system remained consistent from the previous year, with rapes and robberies down in comparison to the same time last year. However, there have been 100 more reported felony assaults, and crimes against transit workers are also up.
"New Yorkers don't deserve a train ride that includes fear of being a victim of an assault or theft," said NYPD Transit Chief Kathleen O'Reilly, who pinned the blame on bail reform laws for allowing repeat offenders back onto the streets so quickly. The NYDP said 1,000 officers are deployed into the subway system daily.