Times Square subway station stabbing leaves man hospitalized, suspect in custody

Times Square subway station
The 7 train platform at the Times Square-42nd Street station.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Harrison Leong

Police have made an arrest in a Times Square subway station stabbing early on Saturday morning that left a 23-year-old man hospitalized, it was reported.

Law enforcement sources said the 23-year-old victim was injured during a brawl within a passageway near the 7 train entrance at the Times Square-42nd Street stop at about 2:25 a.m. on Oct. 29.

Five individuals involved in the dispute fled the scene a short time later, but police were able to apprehend one suspect, sources familiar with the case said. Charges against that individual are pending; police have not yet released his identity.

Officers from the Midtown South Precinct and NYPD Transit Bureau responded to the fight and found the 23-year-old victim stabbed in the torso and leg.

EMS rushed the young man to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening, authorities said. 

Police are still seeking four other men involved in the melee who fled afterward in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information regarding the stabbing 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.

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