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‘All over an IPhone?’: 3 people stabbed on Queens subway platform

An IPhone was at the center of a triple subway stabbing at the subway station at Jamaica Center. And police at this point are still trying to figure out who the bad guys are.

It was on the crowded J platform at the Archer Avenue and Parsons Boulevard station just at the beginning of rush hour at 3:30 pm when a fight broke out over an iPhone. Police say it may have been a robbery. Three teenagers were rushed to Jamaica Hospital with stab wounds.

“It looks like it’s in the torso area,” the victim’s aunt, T. Davis told PIX 11. “There was a lot of blood. We’re just praying he’s all right.”

The aunt said she is still not sure what happened, because her nephew was too injured to speak to her.

“I have no knowledge of him having an iPhone. He has a cellphone,” she added.

As police examined videotape from the many cameras in the subway station, subway riders worried about their fellow passengers constantly displaying their smart phones.

“My son Is 15 years old and I just bought him an iPhone and I don’t allow him to take it to school just because of incidents like this, Chuck Henley told PIX 11.
“You could give your life away over a cell phone. It’s not worth it. Give it up,” his wife, Christine, added.

“It just don’t make any sense. All over a cellphone. I just pray for the family,” another subway rider, Beverly Middleton chimed in.

None of the stabbing victims’ injuries are considered life threatening. All three are expected to survive. They told police the two teenagers who stabbed them ran out of the subway station and fled the scene on foot.


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