Jan. 15, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Police are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed a 7 train passenger in the hand after getting into a verbal dispute with him yesterday.
The incident happened at around 2:20 p.m. as the assailant and the 37-year-old victim were arguing aboard a Manhattan-bound 7 train, police said.
The arguing eventually turned into a fight, where the victim was stabbed one time in the back of his right hand with a knife by the assailant, police said.
The knife-wielding attacker then got off at the Queensboro Plaza station, according to police.
The 37-year-old victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Astoria, and was given five stitches to close the laceration on his hand.
The suspect in the attack, seen in a photo released by the NYPD, is described as Hispanic, in his 40s, and was last seen wearing a purple hooded sweater, a black vest, and blue jeans.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.