Twice-stabbed NYC straphanger struggles with vicious robber on subway platform


Newly released video shows a straphanger struggling to hold onto his backpack after being stabbed by a vicious robber on a Manhattan train, according to cops.

The 34-year-old victim was on a southbound F train that was approaching the 34th Street-Herald Square Station in Midtown around 10 p.m. Nov. 22 when the suspect asked for a cigarette, cops said.

The victim was trying to give the man a smoke when the brute tried to steal cash from him instead, cops said. A struggle ensued, and the robber stabbed his victim in the torso with a sharp object. 

A 34-year-old man was stabbed during a robbery on the F train in Manhtattan.
A 34-year-old man was stabbed during a robbery on the F train in Manhtattan.

The struggle continued on the platform of the 34th Street-Herald Square Station in Midtown where the victim was stabbed a second time.
The struggle continued on the platform of the 34th Street-Herald Square Station in Midtown where the victim was stabbed a second time.

The suspect stole $200 and a backpack from the victim before fleeing the scene.
The suspect stole $200 and a backpack from the victim before fleeing the scene.

When the train arrived at the station, both men fell out onto the platform. Video shows the struggle continuing in the station with the attacker stabbing the man a second time in the left shoulder.

“The individual then forcibly removed a backpack and $200 cash from the victim and fled the location to parts unknown,” cops said. 

The victim sustained non-life threatening stab wounds and was removed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. There were no immediate arrests.



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