Photos released of suspect in ‘random’ deadly subway stab

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The NYPD released pictures Sunday morning that present a suspect — lined in clothes from head to toe — needed for apparently randomly fatally plunging a knife right into a straphanger’s neck hours earlier.

The 32-year-old sufferer was driving a northbound No. 2 prepare at 12:17 a.m. when he was stabbed in the “absolutely horrible crime” because the prepare entered Penn Station in Midtown, police and MTA officers stated.

According to police, this man stabbed another person in the neck as a subway train was pulling into Penn Station on November 21, 2021.
According to police, this man stabbed one other individual in the neck as a subway prepare was pulling into Penn Station on November 21, 2021.
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turnstile footage shows the suspect who was covered from head to toe in clothing making it impossible to discern any features.
turnstile footage reveals the suspect who was lined from head to toe in clothes making it unimaginable to discern any options.
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The assault gave the impression to be unprovoked. A law-enforcement supply stated the sufferer had a low-level rap sheet and hasn’t been in bother for “fairly a while.

“It’s crazy,” the supply stated. “Guy was just taking a train. This one is scary.”  

The slaying comes amid an uptick in some subway crimes in the Big Apple. 

The suspect was wearing a white baseball cap, black face mask and a gray jacket over a white shirt.
The suspect was sporting a white baseball cap, black face masks and a grey jacket over a white shirt.
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Felonious assaults have shot up by 30 p.c to date this 12 months over the identical interval in 2020, from 307 to 399 incidents, in keeping with NYPD information. 

EMS responded to Sunday’s crime and transported the sufferer to Bellevue Hospital, the place he was pronounced useless. The launch of his identify was pending household notification.

The suspect fled the station.  

Police at the scene where a person was fatally stabbed inside the 34th Street subway station located at Seventh Avenue and W34th Street in New York.
Police on the scene the place an individual was fatally stabbed contained in the thirty fourth Street subway station positioned at Seventh Avenue and W34th Street in New York.
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A bloody knife seen after the stabbing.
A bloody knife seen after the stabbing.
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Police officers respond at the scene of the stabbing.
Police officers reply on the scene of the stabbing.
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Photos captured the suspect at a turnstile however clothes largely shields his face and physique.

He was sporting a white baseball cap, black face masks and a grey jacket over a white shirt. He additionally donned an orange and black checkered hood.

He additionally has a darkish complexion, stands about 5-foot-9 and weighs roughly 185 kilos, cops stated.

A baseball cap seen amid the blood at the scene of the stabbing.
A baseball cap seen amid the blood on the scene of the stabbing.
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“This is an absolutely horrible crime,” stated MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan in a press release Sunday. “We are working with the NYPD and will do everything possible to cooperate with their search for this perpetrator, and help make sure our subways are safe.”

Additional reporting by David Meyer

Officials investigate at the scene of the deadly crime.
Officials examine on the scene of the deadly crime.
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