Knife-wielding man stabs train rider’s butt in Forest Hills: NYPD

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Police are searching for a man who, despite wearing a cast on his hand, stabbed a passenger on the F train repeatedly in the butt at a Forest Hills subway station.

Authorities said the 42-year-old male victim was waiting for a train on the eastbound platform at the 71-Continental Avenues station at 7:10 p.m. on Dec. 20 when he felt a suspect bump into him from behind with an unknown object.

When the victim boarded a Jamaica-bound F train, police said, the suspect bumped into him a second time. The victim reportedly exited the train at Union Turnpike and was followed by the suspect, who bumped into him two more times.

The victim realized when he arrived home he had been stabbed four times, authorities noted. He was subsequently transported to Forest Hills Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police described the suspect as a black male about 25 years old, standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 220 pounds. He was wearing a cast on his right hand, a multi-colored jacket, Oakland Raiders shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information regarding the assault or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.


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