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Man Stabs Another on NYC Subway After Refusal to Remove Bag From Seat: Police

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  • Police say a 40-year-old man stabbed two people after refusing to remove his bag from a seat on the A train for one of them victims
  • A 55-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen and a 31-year-old man who tried to stop the suspect was stabbed in the arm
  • Charges against the suspect are pending, police said

What many consider a common courtesy on the subway led to a stabbing in Manhattan where two men were injured Tuesday night, authorities say.

Police say a 55-year-old man riding southbound on the A train in lower Manhattan asked a 40-year-old fellow passenger to remove his bag from a seat so he could sit down. The seated man refused and the confrontation led to a fight.

He then stabbed the older man in the abdomen with a paring knife, police said.

The stabbing suspect attempted to flee when another man, 31, chased after him and got stabbed in the arm. The 40-year-old was later tased and apprehended in front of 75 Bowery, according to police.

The two victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Charges against the suspect are pending, police said.

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