Suspect Slashes Asian Man with Knife in Brooklyn Train

June 2, 2022

BROOKLYN, NY—On Tuesday, May 31, a 39-year-old Asian man was stabbed after a dispute with a stranger on the York Street F train station in Dumbo, police said.

The African-American male suspect and the Asian man got into a physical altercation which eventually led to the African-American suspect pulling out a knife and slashing the victim in the chest, back, and neck as the train approached the York station around 3 p.m.

The victim was taken to NYU Langone Health—Cobble Hill in stable condition

Authorities recovered the knife at the scene.

The knife-wielding man was described as being about 20 and wearing a black shirt and yellow pants. He fled on foot following the altercation.

It’s unclear what the dispute was about and the case is not being investigated as a hate crime.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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