In the latest subway violence, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed on a train in New York.
On Sunday, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed on a train in Manhattan after she got into a fight with two other teens she knew.
During a fight on a southbound train near the 191st station in Washington Heights around 4 p.m., the teen was stabbed with a knife. This is the latest violent incident in the city’s public transportation system, according to police.
The NYPD said the victim was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition with a puncture wound to the chest.
Police and law enforcement sources said that a 13-year-old boy who was with the victim was also hurt, but he was not stabbed.
Police say that no one has been arrested as they look for two teenage girls.
Walter R. Lewis III, who works on the cleaning crew for the MTA, told The Post on Sunday night that the teen girl was holding her side when she got off the train.
The 70-year-old said, “It happened on the train, and there was no blood trail, so she must have been holding her side the whole time.”
“She said she knew the girl who stabbed her, but wouldn’t say who it was.” Lewis added.
Another MTA worker who didn’t want to give their name said the woman was “a little bit hysterical” and her sweater was covered in blood.
The worker said, “I think she was more scared than anything else.”
As violence on subway trains and platforms rises, Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Saturday that the MTA Police Department and the NYPD will work together to add 1,200 extra overtime shifts every day to watch over the subway system.
Their “Cops, Cameras, Care” plan would mean that cops would patrol subways for about 10,000 more hours.
The attack happened just a few days after Adams gave an interview on CNN in which he played down the rise in violent crime in the city’s subways and blamed the news media for giving people the wrong “perception” that things are out of control.
Adams told CNN’s Chris Wallace, “On a subway system with 3.5 million riders, we have an average of less than six crimes a day.”
“But if you write your story like a story, you’ll look at the worst of those six crimes and put it on the front page of your paper every day.”
Hizzoner said, “So, I have to deal with those six felony crimes a day and the fear that they cause.”