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Crime in NYC: Man dies after being stabbed in Bronx subway attack

Morris Heights, Bronx (WABC) — A man was killed Thursday night after being attacked and stabbed as he exited a subway train in the Bronx, police said.

The assault occurred just before 9 p.m. Thursday, when the man was getting off the northbound 4th train at 176th Street and Jerome Avenue in Morris Heights.

Surveillance video showed the victim jumping and stabbing both his back and chest with an unknown object during the ensuing struggle.

Police said the attack was not provocative.

The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition. Police said he later died of his injuries.

His name was withheld pending family notification.

The suspect, a dark-skinned man about 5 feet 11 inches, was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and Nike sneakers.

It was the third attack on New York City subway passengers in just eight hours and the second fatal stabbing on the subway in less than a week.

The victim is the seventh person killed in the transportation system this year.

Eyewitness News spoke with officials throughout the night.

“Most of what I can do is basically be a little more vigilant than usual, but I’m not surprised,” said one person.

“I always feel okay on this particular subway, but this is the first time I’ve heard something this tragic on this subway,” said another.

“The crime rate is pretty high right now, so I don’t think it’s an isolated situation,” said a third commuter.

Thursday night’s attack was the latest in three subway attacks in eight hours.

In Harlem, a man was stabbed in the back at the A/C train station on 125th Street just after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Police believe it started with an altercation between two strangers.

The victim has been hospitalized and is said to be in a stable condition.

In Brooklyn, another NYPD video shows a man on a moped following a 45-year-old man to subway stations on Pitkin and Grant Avenues in East New York.

The victim was slashed in the face at the turnstile of the A train.

Slashes require stitching.

A surge in violence comes as the NYPD prepares to release updated citywide crime statistics at 11 a.m. Friday.

Anyone with information regarding any of these cases is encouraged to contact the NYPD.

Call the NYPD Crime Stopper Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) in Spanish. You can also submit your tips by visiting his website at CrimeStoppers at: Or drop us a message on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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