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A 14-year-old in New York Metropolis was stabbed to demise whereas on a subway platform in Harlem on Saturday afternoon.
A suspect has been taken into custody, police mentioned late Saturday.
Police had been responding to a criminal offense in progress contained in the 137 St/Metropolis Faculty practice station and located the 14-year-old male on the northbound 1 line practice platform with a stab wound to the stomach.
He was transported to Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital and pronounced useless, in response to the police.
In a ten:45 pm ET press convention, police mentioned the assault was not believed to have been random and the suspect and the sufferer seemingly knew one another.
NYPD Transit Chief Jason Wilcox mentioned police consider an altercation between the sufferer and suspect began on the road and continued into the subway the place the assault occurred.
Investigators discovered a knife and what gave the impression to be a broomstick on the scene, Wilcox mentioned.
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Surveillance video within the subway captured the suspect’s picture and he was discovered on 173rd Avenue and Broadway and brought into custody. The unnamed suspect was bleeding from his again and stomach and brought to a hospital, Wilcox mentioned.
No different suspects are excellent, he mentioned. “The reason for these wounds and his function on this incident stays a part of an ongoing investigation,” Wilcox mentioned.
The motive for the assault can be below investigation.
New York Metropolis Democratic Mayor Eric Adams mentioned that police are nonetheless investigating the incident, however mentioned “that is why we’ve Saturday Night time Lights.”
“For this reason we’ve Saturday Night time Lights. It is about protected areas for our younger individuals. And this simply reinforces why when we’ve these protected areas, we forestall kids from being in hurt’s approach. And so being right here right this moment and listening to in regards to the stabbing actually highlights why we’d like the lights on in faculties like this so our kids can have a protected area. And we’ll discover out precisely what occurred and we’ll discover the individual that’s accountable,” Adams mentioned.
The “Saturday Night time Lights” program is a partnership between the NYPD, metropolis, and the town’s district attorneys “to open 100 gyms and develop its “Saturday Night time Lights” (SNL) program. SNL is a summer time program that gives entry to free youth sports activities programming on Saturday nights.”
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Richard Davey, MTA NYC Transit President known as the crime “mindless” in a press release offered to Fox Information.
“This mindless and tragic incident is terrible. We’re cooperating with the NYPD investigation that is still in its early phases,” Davey mentioned.