UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — In 2022 so far, 1,200 transit crimes have been reported to the NYPD. That’s a 54.4% increase from the same time period in 2021, when 777 crimes were reported.
The latest attack: A stabbing on the Upper West Side.
Police said a 62-year-old man was riding the train about 7 p.m. Thursday. Seemingly without any provocation, a suspect nearby got agitated, followed the victim to the platform and stabbed him in the stomach.
A woman who uses the Broadway and West 72nd Street subway station often told PIX11 News that she’s on guard.
“Every time I see … about people being stabbed or the violence going on, I feel so concerned for my own safety,” she said.
The victim in Thursday’s attack is expected to survive, police said. The suspect is still at large.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).