Man fatally stabbed inside Bronx subway station amid crime spike

ByChantee Lans, Eyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, December 13, 2021
Man fatally stabbed inside Bronx subway station
Chantee Lans reports on the fatal stabbing from the Wakefield section of the Bronx.

WAKEFIELD, Bronx (WABC) -- A man was fatally stabbed inside a Bronx subway station.

It happened inside the 241st Street Subway Station at White Plains Road in the Wakefield section around 12:45 a.m. Monday.

Police say a man was stabbed in his torso in front of the MTA booth at the 2 line.

Investigators believe it all started from some sort of dispute.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the attacker ran away and there are no suspects or arrests.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, police launched an investigation into a hate crime.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is searching for a man who was caught on camera slapping an Asian woman across the face on a Bronx subway platform.

Police say the man walked past the 58-year-old woman, then doubled back, made an anti-Chinese statement, and then assaulted her.

It happened at the 174th Street station in Corona Park on December 1.

The MTA board is holding a committee meeting to address the increase in crime underground and delays throughout the public transportation system.

Commuter Leah Austin says there is a police presence, but she wants to see more action.

"I myself have called 911 and needed assistance and they were right there so I would like the police to take more action and do something," Austin said.

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