New surveillance released of suspect in iPhone subway stabbing

Posted at 10:37 AM, Feb 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-06 10:37:36-05

Police have released surveillance of a suspect linked to a brutal subway stabbing that left 3 teens wounded.

The stabbing happened Monday on a crowded J platform at Archer Avenue and Parsons Boulevard station just at the beginning of rush hour, around 3:30 pm. A fight broke out first which police now say started as a robbery, and the ensuing brawl left three teenagers with stab wounds — two in the stomach, the other in the leg.  All three were rushed to Jamaica Hospital.

“It looks like it’s in the torso area,” the victim’s aunt, T. Davis told PIX 11. “There was a lot of blood. We’re just praying he’s all right.”

The aunt said she is still not sure what happened, because her nephew was too injured to speak to her.

“I have no knowledge of him having an iPhone. He has a cellphone,” she added.

As police examined videotape from the many cameras in the subway station, subway riders worried about all their fellow passengers on their iPhones all the time.

The video released by NYPD detectives late Tuesday, shows a young man in his late teens, early 20’s in a hat passing through a subway turnstile.