Straphanger stabbed on No. 6 train during morning rush
An apparent emotionally disturbed homeless woman stabbed a straphanger on a No. 6 train in Manhattan during the Monday morning commute, the NYPD said.
The 31-year-old attacker, armed with a 3- to 4-inch steak knife, stabbed the 39-year-old woman in the shoulder and stomach. The incident occurred around 10 a.m. inside the northbound train, at the 59th Street and Lexington Avenue subway station.
The attack was seemingly unprovoked and random, an NYPD spokesman said. The suspect, who is being evaluated at Bellevue Hospital Center and has not been charged, also punched a 19-year-old woman who tried to intervene, according to police.
The stabbing victim was brought to safety in the Bloomingdale's department store connected to the station. Both victims were taken to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition.
The unidentified suspect, meanwhile, was taken into custody at the train station.