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Man wanted in Union Square subway stabbing: police

Union Square stabbing suspect
Posted at 3:32 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 15:32:42-04

UNION SQUARE, Manhattan — A man is wanted for stabbing a 70-year-old man at Union Square Thursday, police said.

The incident happened around 9:50 p.m. on a southbound 6 train at the Union Square East and East 14th Street Subway Station. The suspect approached the victim, displaying a sharp object. The man then stabbed the victim in the left buttocks after a verbal dispute.

The man fled from the train in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to an area hospital.

No arrests have been made. The authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

The man described is approximately 16-18 years-of-age with thin build and last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, white shirt with multi-color picture in front of it, black pants, black sneakers and a purple bandana on his head.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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. All calls are strictly confidential.