Cops release surveillance video of suspect in unprovoked fatal stab of sleeping Brooklyn subway rider
The NYPD has released surveillance video of a suspect in a surgical mask wanted for the unprovoked fatal stabbing of a dozing passenger on a Brooklyn subway train.
The victim, a 29-year-old homeless man from Rochester, was stabbed as he slept on a Jamaica Center-bound J train pulling into the elevated Lorimer St. station in Williamsburg about 2:30 a.m. March 7.
The killer got up, knifed the victim in the neck, then ran out of the station.
The unconscious victim was rushed off the train at the next stop, Flushing Ave., and taken by EMS to Woodhull Hospital, located right outside the station, where he died at 3:11 a.m. His name has not been released because cops have been unable to contact his relatives to inform them of his death.
Authorities are asking the public’s help identifying and tracking down the suspect from the video.
The suspect is described as Hispanic and between 35 and 45. He was wearing a hoodie, construction boots and a surgical mask, apparently to protect against coronavirus.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.