Three men were stabbed at the Parsons Boulevard subway station in Jamaica Monday afternoon, and police were on the hunt for two suspects who took off on foot, according to the NYPD.
On Tuesday, police released surveillance video of a teen they said was a suspect.
Police said the three men got into an altercation with two Hispanic males — possibly over an iPhone — around 3:30 in the afternoon on the station’s J-train platform.
The three victims were expected to recover from their wounds at Jamaica Hospital, police added.
By the evening rush hour E-trains were running at the station, but J-train service was suspended. MTA employees were advising passengers to ride an E-train one stop to the Sutphin Boulevard station and transfer to the J, but warned there would be delays.
Maria Lopez was on her way home to Brooklyn from Jamaica’s Workforce1 center and said it was “crazy” to think anyone would attack another person for a phone.
“I can’t believe it. Someone was stabbed for an iPhone? That’s very bad,” she said.
“I’m scared when I see young people around,” the 54-year old added. “You never know who’s going to be the crazy person who will put you on the tracks.”
Reach reporter Rich Bockmann by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 718-260-4574.
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