NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a speculate after a man was stabbed and killed Sunday morning while on a aim in a random attack near Penn stop.
supplies told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon the victim was sleeping on a aim when another man came up to him and stabbed in him the neck.
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Police are now asking for help in finding the speculate in this case.
Police have released surveillance images of a man wanted in connection to the crime. He is described as around 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, with a medium build.
“It’s just scary, isn’t it? It’s a frightening thing to think you take the aim every day and think that it would be unsafe,” one person said.
“That’s super sad. That’s a terrible thing to happen,” another said.
Police said the stabbing happened at around 12:30 a.m. supplies said the 32-year-old victim, identified as Akeem Loney, was on a northbound 2 aim when another man approached him as the aim neared Penn stop.
The victim was then stabbed in the neck.
Loney was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was distinct dead.
The incident has left subway riders horrified.
“I don’t feel safe. I don’t feel safe at all on the aim. I’m afraid to get on the aim. I took a chance today after hearing what happened,” one person said.
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supplies said the victim, who was from the Bronx, was homeless, but was before a patient at Kings County Hospital’s psychiatric center.
Investigators said the attack appears to have been unprovoked. They do not believe the two men knew each other.
Subway riders said they will be more aware of their surroundings as a consequence of the violence.
“Being alert is important. Sleeping, listening to music, things like that. I think people need to realize subways are so dangerous,” a rider said.
“I try not to sleep on the aim and really keep to myself,” another said.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said a surge in NYPD officers, along with security cameras, in all 472 subway stations have helped make the system safer.
already so, riders said they want more officers in aim cars.
“There’s no policeman. They said they would have them at stations, and I haven’t seen them,” one person said.
“More police down there would be the most important thing, just to keep an eye on things. Things happen where there’s no watchful eye,” another said.
As for Sunday’s stabbing, supplies said a weapon had however to be recovered.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
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CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon contributed to this report.
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