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Sprite-throwing stabber unleashes chaos aboard A train line in Downtown Brooklyn

NYPD seek to apprehend this suspect.
Photo courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD is seeking the public’s help identifying an unknown individual after a verbal dispute turned into a vicious stabbing aboard an in-motion train and subway platform in Downtown Brooklyn.

The incident occurred on April 16 at approximately 4:38 p.m. aboard the A train, traveling in a southbound direction. The victim allegedly accidentally kicked the assailant in the leg, which sparked the argument, during which the unknown individual threw a Sprite can at the victim.

When the train pulled in to Schermerhorn and Hoyt Street Subway Station, the victim disembarked, before trying to get back aboard the train, all the while facing the threat of the assailant, who was leering in the doorway, threatening to stab him, NYPD reports.

And stab him he did: in the left arm and left torso, with an unknown object.

Police from the 84th Precinct responded to the scene, EMS were called and the victim was transported to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition.

The unknown stabber fled on foot, eastbound on Schermerhorn Street. He is described as a dark-skinned man, approximately 30-35 years old, standing at 5’8” to 5’9” tall and weighing approximately 160lbs, according to authorities.

He was last seen wearing a gray fur jacket, white pants with a black stripe running down the leg, black sneakers, as shown in the attached surveillance video and photos.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this individual is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577

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