Man was fatally stabbed on an MTA bus in the Bronx, authorities continue to search for the suspect
A man was stabbed to death inside an MTA bus in the Bronx on Sunday night, the third person killed on New York’s public transportation system in 10 days.
The BX-19 bus was approaching 149th Street and Gerard Avenue in Mott Haven when the victim identified as 55-year-old Lamont Barkley got into an argument with a man and a woman.
The altercation began between Barkley and the woman, but the man intervened in the disagreement and stabbed the victim multiple times in the abdomen, the New York police said.
The criminal and the woman fled the scene on foot, leaving the fatally wounded man on the bus.
Barkley was rushed to Lincoln Hospital where he was eventually pronounced dead.
Authorities are still searching for the man and woman. So far no arrests have been made.
This stabbing is just the latest in a series on New York City buses and subways. Last week, three people were stabbed, one of them dead, in separate attacks on the subway.
Police are asking the public with information in this regard to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
People can also submit their tips by logging on to the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ o and Twitter @NYPDTips.
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