A 58-year-old man is in stable condition after being stabbed Tuesday morning while sitting in a folding chair on the sidewalk in Brooklyn, steps away from a subway station entrance.
The victim was stabbed in the wrist and chest shortly before 6:30 a.m. while seated in the vicinity of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue, police said. The incident took place near the entrance to the Myrtle Avenue J-M-Z subway station.
Officers from the 81st Precinct discovered the victim after receiving a 911 call. The man was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull in critical condition, although cops say he is now in stable condition.
The suspect, according to police sources, fled the scene on a Citi Bike following the attack and was wearing a yellow shirt. It is unclear what led up to the incident or whether it was at random.
There have been no arrests at this time, police reported.
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.