Man stabbed in butt on Forest Hills subway platform

By Gabriel Rom

FOREST HILLS — A man was stabbed in his buttocks several times by another rider on two subway platforms in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens Sunday police said. The victim told police he only became aware of his wounds when he returned home.

The man was waiting for a Jamaica-bound F train at the 71st/Continental Avenue station in Forest Hills around 7:10 p.m. when he said another passenger bumped into him, according to police.

The victim, who said his attacker was wearing a red and black checkered coat and black pants, said the man followed him when he got on the train and then when he got off at the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens station, where the victim told investigators the man “bumped into his buttocks” several more times, authorities said.

The victim said he did not know the assailant, according to police.

Only later did the victim find three puncture wounds to his left buttock and one to his right buttock, each of them about half an inch wide, according to police.

The victim reported the incident and was taken to Forest Hills Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Police officials said they were not sure why the attack occurred or what the motive was.

No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon.