Murder on the 2 train: Subway rider stabbed to death in ‘unprovoked’ attack at Penn Station

File photo/Dean Moses

Detectives are on the hunt for the killer who stabbed a 32-year-old man to death in an unprovoked attack on board a subway train at Penn Station early Sunday morning.

Police released images Sunday morning of the suspect sought for the murder that happened just before 12:17 a.m. on Nov. 21 on board a Bronx-bound 2 train approaching the 34th Street-Penn Station stop.

Based on a preliminary investigation, investigators determined that the unknown perpetrator approached the victim, 32-year-old Akeen Loney, and, without any prior altercation, plunged a knife in the man’s neck. 

Following the horrifying assault, cops said, the killer exited from the 2 train and out of Penn Station, fleeing in an unknown direction.

Officers from the Midtown South Precinct and NYPD Transit District 2 responded to a 911 call about the assault. EMS rushed Loney to Bellevue Hospital, where he died.

So far, no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation, police said. 

Police described the suspect as a man with a dark complexion with a medium build, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, a black face mask, a gray jacket, a white shirt with an orange-and-black checkered hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black shoes.

Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Anyone with information regarding the homicide can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.