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Police Investigate Stabbing On 2 Train In Bronx; Suspect On Loose

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Police are investigating after they say a man was stabbed on a 2 train as it traveled through the Bronx Friday, and they say the suspect is on the loose.

The stabbing took place on a train heading towards Manhattan at the Third Avenue-149th Street 2/5 subway station in Mott Haven.

Police say that two men got into a dispute on the train.

According to police, one of the men pulled out a knife and stabbed the other man in the chest in front of people on the train.

There was blood on the platform as the victim was being treated.

People who work near the busy intersection said that they're not surprised by the stabbing, as they said there's often a dangerous element in the neighborhood.

"Used to very bad, but Giuliani came, he put a lot of cops, this became much better, and now, they're starting again," said one person. "I don't know what's going on."

"There's always something happening downstairs," said another. "Like, somebody got stabbed, I heard, and there's always something crazy going on down there. It wasn't really nothing unusual, but now, I see something must have really went wrong."

When police did reopen the subway station, they were seen coming out of the station with a box of clothing covered in blood.

People were allowed to re-enter, and the subway is running again.

Police are searching for the man who they say did the stabbing.

The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital, but there was no immediate word on his condition.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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