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3 Stabbed on Queens subway platform

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Police say a fight between two groups of young men on the Parsons/Archer subway platform ended with three people being stabbed.

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Despite the recent deaths of victims getting pushed from platforms, a new report suggests crime is down in subways.

Cops say thefts, robberies and assaults and down 7 percent since last summer and are also down 16 percent this year.

They say the reason for the decline is “brilliant police work” targeting hot spots, increased police presence and sting operations against iPhone thieves.

Police have released surveillance of a suspect linked to a brutal subway stabbing that left 3 teens wounded.

The stabbing happened Monday on a crowded J platform at Archer Avenue and Parsons Boulevard station just at the beginning of rush hour, around 3:30 pm. A fight broke out first which police now say started as a robbery, and the ensuing brawl left three teenagers with stab wounds — two in the stomach, the other in the leg.  All three were rushed to Jamaica Hospital.

“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 all their fellow passengers on their iPhones all the time.

The video released by NYPD detectives late Tuesday, shows a young man in his late teens, early 20′s in a hat passing through a subway turnstile.

iPhones are one of Apple’s hottest sellers.  They’re also the hottest target of crime. Thefts of iPhones and similar devices were up more than 40% in the city last year.  Two new violent incidents highlight the severity of the problem.

Police have released video of the man suspected of stabbing three teenage boys on the platform of the Jamaica Center Station yesterday.  They were waiting for a train when the assailant got into a fight with the three as he tried to steal their iPhone.  He took off as the teens lay bleeding, waiting for help.  You can see video of the suspect on our website. The teens were treated at Jamaica Hospital. Their wounds were not considered life-threatening.

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Other surveillance cameras captured a terrifying scene in the Bronx, where a Hispanic man in his 20s followed a 17-year-old girl into her apartment building.

Other surveillance cameras captured a terrifying scene in the Bronx, where a Hispanic man in his 20s followed a 17-year-old girl into her apartment building, determined to steal her iPhone. The unidentified victim screamed, fought and kicked as her assailant  beat her repeatedly and dragged her down a flight of stairs.  Police just released the video that shows the man running from the building, but not before his victim pulled off his hoodie, hoping his image would be caught by nearby surveillance cameras.

The suspect was described as being 6’2″, light-skinned with black hair in corn rowed braids. He was wearing a burgundy coat with a fur-trimmed hood.

Police advise iPhone owners to register their serial numbers and activate tracking technology.  And given the potential for violence you are better off giving up your phone, not your life, trying to keep it.

An iPhone was at the center of a triple subway stabbing at a subway station at Jamaica Center, according to police.

It was on the crowded J platform at Archer Avenue and Parsons Boulevard station just at the beginning of rush hour, around 3:30 pm, when a fight broke out. Police say it may have started as a robbery, and the ensuing brawl left three teenagers with stab wounds — two in the stomach, the other in the leg.  All three were rushed to Jamaica Hospital.

“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 all their fellow passengers on their iPhones all the time.

J train stabbing

Police say a fight over a cell phone between two groups of young men on the Parsons/Archer subway platform ended with three people being stabbed.

“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.

A brawl that broke out on Monday afternoon on a subway platform in Jamaica, Queens, left three people stabbed, the FDNY confirmed.

A police officer rushes to the J platform at Parsons/Archer subway station where three people were stabbed

A police officer rushes to the J platform at Parsons/Archer subway station where three people were stabbed

According to police, two groups of young men began fighting on the J platform at the Parsons/Archer subway station.  Two were stabbed in the stomach and one in the leg.  Police are looking for two Hispanic males who they believe fled on a J subway train.

J train stabbing

Police say a fight between two groups of young men on the Parsons/Archer subway platform ended with three people being stabbed.

Paramedics transported the three victims to Jamaica Hospital.  They are expected to survive their injuries.

Subway service on the E and J lines to the station is suspended during the police investigation.

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