Person stabbed in the back after refusing to give up money at Bronx subway station: police

THE BRONX — A man stabbed a person in the back at a Bronx subway station Monday after asking the victim for money, according to police.

Edward Rivera allegedly stabbed a man in a subway station. (NYPD)

The attack happened on the D line platform at the 182nd St. station around 7:20 a.m., police said.

Edward Rivera, 40, allegedly asked a man for money, then after the man refused, stabbed the victim in the lower back and then in the right shoulder with an unknown object, according to police. The victim was let alone after handing over about $10.

The victim was hospitalized, and is expected to survive.

The man fled, and was last seen wearing a black jacket and skull cap, police said.

The NYPD has asked for help finding him.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).