MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — Police made an arrest after a 76-year-old man was stabbed for allegedly refusing to give a panhandler money near a Manhattan subway station, according to the NYPD.

Police said 38-year-old David Trotman, of Queens, was charged with felony assault in connection with the stabbing.

The stabbing happened outside the Herald Square station at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The victim was walking down a flight of stairs to the station when Trotman approached him and asked him for money, according to police. After the victim refused, Trotman allegedly stabbed the victim in his torso, police said.

Trotman was initially taken into custody for an unrelated assault, police said. Investigators then connected him to the Herald Square stabbing, according to the NYPD.

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.