Suspect in deadly subway stabbing in Lower Manhattan caught on camera (UPDATE)

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The suspect behind a fatal stabbing at the Chambers Street J/Z subway station in Lower Manhattan on Oct. 3, 2020. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD released video footage on Sunday morning of the suspect who stabbed a man to death during an argument at a Lower Manhattan subway station on Saturday afternoon.

Law enforcement sources said the violence happened at about 2:57 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the J/Z train platform of the Chambers Street station. The stop is located only steps away from City Hall, One Police Plaza and other government buildings.

According to law enforcement sources, the male victim, in his 20s, got into an argument with the perpetrator. It’s not clear, at this point, what sparked the argument.

The J/Z platform of the Chambers Street station in Lower Manhattan. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Harrison Leong)

The dispute turned deadly when the suspect stabbed the victim man multiple times in the legs.

Following the brutal attack, cops said, the suspect fled from the Chambers Street station. He was pictured moments later at the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station approaching a stopped 6 train.

Officers from the 5th Precinct, the NYPD Transit Bureau and EMS rushed to the scene. Paramedics brought the victim to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have withheld the victims identity, pending family notification.

Cops described the suspect as a man believed to be 30 years of age with a light complexion, standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, with long, black hair. He was last seen wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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

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