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VIDEO: Man Stabs Teen on J Train, Police Say

By Gwynne Hogan | January 23, 2017 10:24am

BUSHWICK — A man riding the J train stabbed a 19-year-old fellow passenger Saturday afternoon after an argument grew violent, police said.

The man and the teen started arguing on a Queens-bound J train on Saturday at 3 p.m. when the fight turned physical, police said.

According to a cellphone video released by police, the man grabbed the teen by the back of his jacket while waving what appears to be a sharp object in his right right hand. The two struggle on a moving train before the video cuts out — when police say he stabbed the victim in the lower torso.

When the train pulled up to the Chauncey Street subway stop, the wounded teen ran out, while his attacker kept riding, police said.

The teen went to Brookdale Hospital where he was treated for his injury and was in stable condition, according to police. 

Police said the two straphangers didn't know each other and didn't have further information about why they were arguing.

The suspect was last seen wearing yellow work boots, a gray hooded jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.