What to Know
- A 49-year-old man was stabbed on the F train in Queens after sources say he said something to the suspect who was harassing a woman
- The suspect fled after he stabbed the good Samaritan two times as the train was pulling in the 75th Avenue subway station in Forest Hills
- No arrests have been made and the victim was treated and released from an area hospital
A man harassing a woman on the subway in Queens on Wednesday stabbed another man who tried to intervene, law enforcement sources say.
The 49-year-old victim was riding the F train at the 75th Avenue subway station in Forest Hills around 4:30 p.m. when he noticed the man harassing the woman on the train, according to the sources. It was then when the good Samaritan said something to the suspect to get him to stop.
After a dispute between the man and the victim, the suspect then stabbed him once in the chest and once in the leg as the train was pulling into the station and fled, sources said.
The victim staggered up the stairs and out on the sidewalk where he collapsed. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was treated and released, police said.
Several other young men rushed to the good Samaritan's aid.
"I just saw the guy laying down and a lot of police," said witness Warren Fink, who saw the victim collapse right outside his real estate business on Queens Boulevard. "A lot of commotion."
It wasn't clear what the suspect said to the woman before the stabbing. The victim and the woman do not know each other, sources said.
The victim is expected to make a full recovery. Police have not yet made an arrest.