Man caught on video attacking teen before stabbing him on the J train in Brooklyn

Posted at 9:58 AM, Jan 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-22 17:33:53-05

BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — Police are looking for the man who was seen on cellphone video fighting a teen before stabbing him on the J train Saturday.

Around 3 p.m. Saturday, the teenage boy, 19, got into an argument with the man on the northbound J train near the Chauncey Street stop, police said.

The argument got physical and the two fought until the man pulled a sharp object and stabbed the victim.

Once the train arrived at the Chauncey Street station, the teen got off of the train. The man who stabbed him stayed on the train as it continued heading north, police said.

The victim went to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

The attacker is described as a man between 25 and 35 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and about 250 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing yellow work boots, a gray hooded jacket and blue jeans.

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