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Man stabs two people in Manhattan subway confrontation over a seat: police

Posted: 8:02 AM, Jul 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-31 08:02:59-04

LOWER MANHATTAN — A confrontation over a subway seat led to a double stabbing in Manhattan Tuesday night.

According to authorities, a dispute started when Ronald Cundiff refused to move his bag off a subway seat after a 55-year-old passenger asked to sit down.

Cundiff, 40, then stabbed the victim before fleeing at Canal Street around 7:20 p.m., police said.

A passenger who witnessed the incident chased him through the street before he was also stabbed by Cundiff about half a mile away, police said.

Police eventually tasered Cundiff and took him into custody.

Both victims were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Cundiff, who police said had 15 prior arrests on weapon and drug charges, remains at the hospital.

He faces charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and reckless endangerment.