Arrest made in PATH train stabbing

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A man has been arrested in the PATH train stabbing Tuesday evening.

Around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, police at Newark Penn Station arrested Michael Stadford, 42, of Paterson, N.J.

The victim was stabbed on a PATH train in Chelsea just before 6 p.m. Tuesday as the train was moving southbound between 33rd and 23rd streets. The 38-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and taken to Bellevue Hospital in an unknown condition.

The suspect fled once the PATH train stopped at the 23rd Street Station.

According to police, a New Jersey Transit officer had issued Stadford a summons in the past for theft of services. The suspect was wearing the same clothing when he was arrested that he wore during the assault, police said. He was arrested without incident.