Man violently stabbed on Christmas Eve at subway station

NEW YORK, NY – A subway dispute turned violent as a man was ruthlessly beaten, stabbed, and robbed by a group in New York City on Christmas Eve, according to local authorities. The 44-year-old victim was on the mezzanine level of the Moshulu Parkway station at about 5:30 p.m. when he accidentally bumped into a woman who was part of the group. This unintentional act sparked a violent altercation.

The group, comprised of five individuals between the ages of 20 and 25, soon descended upon the victim, assaulting him mercilessly and stabbing him multiple times. They then proceeded to make off with the man’s cellphone.

A surveillance photo of the attackers was released by the NYPD. The police department encouraged anyone with vital information to contact their Crime Stoppers tipline or their online portal.

The victim of the violent attack was rushed to the hospital for treatment, where he remains listed in stable condition as of Sunday. While subway crime rates in New York’s five boroughs have seen a 2% decline from last year, according to the latest NYPD data, some residents still feel apprehensive about using the transit system.

In 2023, a total of 2,194 felony crimes have been reported in the transit system, slightly lower than the 2,245 reported at the same point in 2022. The updated data highlighted a decrease in various criminal activities such as murders, rapes, and robberies.