Cops say this man knifed a 7 train passenger in the hand in Long Island City

Photo via Wikipedia/Harrison Leong and inset photo via NYPD

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for stabbing a straphanger on a 7 train in Long Island City on Sunday.

According to the NYPD, the incident occurred on a southbound 7 train on Jan. 14 at approximately 2:20 p.m., when the suspect got into a verbal dispute with a 37-year-old passenger.

The verbal confrontation turned violent, police said, when the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the back of his right hand. The perpetrator then departed the train at the Queensboro Plaza station. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he received five stitches for the laceration on his hand.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 40s who was last seen wearing a purple hooded sweater, a black vest and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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