MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A man stabbed a subway rider to death in an unprovoked attack near Penn Station early Sunday morning, police said.
The 32-year-old victim was onboard a northbound No. 2 train when the suspect stabbed him in the neck as the train entered the station, according to the NYPD. The suspect then fled the station.
EMS rushed the victim to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The attack happened just before 12:20 a.m. Police said the victim may have been sleeping when the attacker struck.
No arrests have been made, as of Sunday morning.
Police released surveillance photos of a man they want to speak with regarding the stabbing. Authorities described the man as about 5’9” and 185 pounds with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a white baseball hat, a black face mask, a gray jacket, a white shirt with an orange and black checkered hood, black pants and black shoes.
An MTA spokesperson told PIX11 News the agency is cooperating with the NYPD in its investigation.
“This is an absolutely horrible crime. We are working with the NYPD and will do everything possible to cooperate with their search for this perpetrator, and help make sure our subways are safe,” the spokesperson said.
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