KEW GARDENS — A 35-year-old homeless man was arrested and charged with stabbing a 26-year-old man in the Union Turnpike subway station Sunday afternoon after authorities searched a city bus and chased the suspect on foot, the NYPD said.
The Police Department said officers responded to the subway station at 2:18 p.m., and found the victim stabbed in the face on the Manhattan-bound E train platform.
The 26-year-old was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in serious but stable condition, according to the NYPD.
Police said the man charged in the incident, Kristopher Brown, had climbed on a bus headed east on Queens Boulevard following the attack.
After officers stopped the bus, Brown allegedly took off running, but cops caught up with him, police said.
The weapon, which was believed to be a boxcutter, had not been recovered, according to police.
Brown, 35, was arrested and charged with one count of assault, according to cops.
The residential address police provided for Brown was a Brooklyn homeless shelter.
Reach reporter Sarina Trangle at 718-e260-4546 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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