Midtown subway train stabbing may have stemmed from fight inside Queens jail cell

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Men involved in subway stabbing had previously fought inside Queens jail cell
The subway stabbing took place on a northbound E train in Midtown.

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A fight that started inside a jail cell in Queens, may have led to a stabbing on a subway train over the weekend.

The 34-year-old male victim was stabbed twice in the back by 18-year-old Angelo Rivera Sunday morning on a northbound E train at the Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street station.

In a remarkable coincidence, both men were arrested in separate incidents in different police precincts on April 4.

They both ended up in Queens Central Booking, where they started fighting in the same holding cell.

Then on Sunday morning, they ran into each other again on the same subway train, and that's when the stabbing happened.

Rivera and two others are still on the loose.


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