QUEENS — Police are searching for two men they believe were involved in stabbing a straphanger on board an E train early Sunday morning in Forest Hills, police said.
The incident occurred as the train approached the Union Turnpike subway station on May 20, at 4:15 a.m. The NYPD released photos of the two suspects on Thursday night.
Police said the victim, a 21-year-old man, was riding the Manhattan-bound E train, when he wound up in a verbal fight with the two suspects.
Police said one of the men, who was described by police as 25 to 30 years old, and 5-foot-7, with tattoos on both of his arms, then stabbed the victim in the right side of his torso.
The victim was removed from the train and brought to Jamaica Hospital, where he was in stable condition, police said.
The alleged attacker then fled with his companion at the next station, which was Union Turnpike near the intersection of Queens Boulevard, according to police.
The second suspect is 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-10, and wore dreadlocks in his hair, police said.
Police ask that anyone with information relating to the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). All cops are kept strictly confidential.