Boy, 14, is stabbed to death in Manhattan subway station after brawl between a group of teenagers


The NYPD has confirmed that a 14-year-old was stabbed to death on a subway platform in the middle of the afternoon on Saturday in the latest crime to shock New York’s embattled transit system.

In a statement to DailyMail.com, an NYPD spokesperson said that officers were called to the 137 Street – City College train stations after being notified about a crime in progress.

When officers arrived at the station, they found a 14-year-old on the northbound 1 train platform with a stab wound to his abdomen. The station is located in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood, just north of the Ivy League Columbia University. 

NYPD spokesperson said that officers were called to the 137 Street – City College train stations after being notified about a crime in progress

The victim was transported to Mount Sinai St. Luke's, where he was pronounced dead

The victim was transported to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, where he was pronounced dead

When officers arrived at the station, they found a 14-year-old on the northbound 1 train platform with a stab wound to his abdomen

When officers arrived at the station, they found a 14-year-old on the northbound 1 train platform with a stab wound to his abdomen

The stabbing occurred when a brawl broke out between a group of teenagers as a train was approaching the station, reports the New York Post. 

The Post reports that the victim knew his attacker. The suspect was described as being 18 or 19 years old with an Afro. He was wearing an orange shirt and black pants.  

The victim was transported to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, where he was pronounced dead. 

The suspect remains at large. Officials said that the victim will not be identified until his family have been notified. 

A motive for the crime has not been made public. 

This is the third stabbing to occur in New York City’s subway system this week. On Tuesday, a 55-year-old man was stabbed in the back and punched in the face in an unprovoked attack at around 6:00 pm at Brooklyn’s Jay Street-Metrotech station. 

That victim was hospitalized and said to be in stable condition.

While on the seven train in Queens, a rider was slashed in the face and hands around 8:30 am during the morning rush hour. That victim too was hospitalized in stable condition.  

Crime is on the rise in New York City across the board. Mayor Adams pledged to crackdown on crime in the Big Apple, mentioning subway fare beating specifically

Crime is on the rise in New York City across the board. Mayor Adams pledged to crackdown on crime in the Big Apple, mentioning subway fare beating specifically

In January, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that 1,000 more officers would be deployed in what is the nation's largest subway system

In January, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that 1,000 more officers would be deployed in what is the nation’s largest subway system

Rape and robberies are up over 50% compared against the same time this year, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority's statistics

Rape and robberies are up over 50% compared against the same time this year, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s statistics

In January, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that 1,000 more officers would be deployed in what is the nation’s largest subway system.  

Violent crime has become endemic on New York City’s transport system in 2022. 

Rape and robberies are up over 50% compared against the same time this year, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s statistics. Meanwhile, felony assaults are up over 15% and grand larceny is up over 97%. 

NYPD Transit Chief Jason Wilcox told the MTA board this past Monday that the increase in larcenies were mainly on overnight trains. Wilcox said that there have been many cases where riders fall asleep on the train and wake up with items missing, reports the New York Post.  

In total, compared to this time last year, transit crime citations are up 40%

In total, compared to this time last year, transit crime citations are up 40%

According to statistics from the MTA, there were four assaults and 82 cases of harassment New York City's transport employees in June alone

According to statistics from the MTA, there were four assaults and 82 cases of harassment New York City’s transport employees in June alone

Wilcox added: ‘We are focusing on this type of crime. Our detectives are investigating these crimes. But we also ask riders to be more vigilant in this area when they travel the trains late at night.’  

In total, compared to this time last year, transit crime citations are up 40%. 

According to statistics from the MTA, there were four assaults and 82 cases of harassment New York City’s transport employees in June alone. 

In 2022, there have been 35 assaults on subway trains and at stations on city employees. 

While crime is up, subway ridership is also up nearly 35% on this time last year.  

In June, it was announced that the NYPD was installing 100 hidden cameras on subway cars across the city.

The cameras are not monitored and do not transmit in real time but will be used as a back-up to help investigators establish evidence. 

The selected trains are those where 53% of subway crimes occurred. 

Crime and the crumbling infrastructure of the subway system was the subject of a June 2022 documentary, ‘End of the Line.’ 

 

The suspect remains at large. Officials said that the victim will not be identified until his family have been notified

The suspect remains at large. Officials said that the victim will not be identified until his family have been notified



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