A fight on a subway train at the start of the evening rush Friday ended with one man getting stabbed in the back and his attacker fleeing in Hamilton Heights, police say.
Two men reportedly clashed on the 1 train as it was approaching 145th Street and Broadway just before 5 p.m., and when the train pulled into the station, the fight carried over to the platform, where the 30-year-old victim was stabbed in the back, police said.
The victim's screams caught the attention of bystanders.
"I saw two ambulances there... it looked like the man was injured," said Joe Yanza.
The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital to be treated for a serious stab wound.
Police are searching for the suspect, described only as a man with a green jacket, hat and glasses.
Investigators were at the 145th Street subway station for hours; at one point, 1 trains were bypassing the station but service has since resumed.
Sources say a police camera steps from the subway may have caught the suspect running away.