According to cops, a man was stabbed on a subway train in the Bronx on Sunday night after he stepped in to defend a woman who was being harassed.
At around 9 p.m., the 54-year-old rider noticed the woman being bothered on a southbound 4 train. According to police, he attempted to intervene and became the target of the man’s rage.
As the train approached East 149th Street & Grand Concourse station, the 42-year-old suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the Good Samaritan.
The man had his left elbow stabbed and was taken to Lincoln Medical Center for treatment.
The suspect was apprehended by police on the spot. Charges were pending against him as of early Monday.
Crime on New York City’s transit system is up 40.8% this year, according to NYPD data, which is slightly ahead of the 29.6% jump in overall crime throughout the Big Apple.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced last month that the NYPD will add 1,200 additional overtime shifts every day in the subways to combat crime.