Yesterday, The Subway Blogger broke the story of being by the scene of more transit chaos in what turned out to be a subway stabbing. Here is an article about the incident courtesy of Newsday:
A multiple stabbing on a subway platform on an otherwise perfect late summer day stunned Morningside Heights residents, who crowded around the Cathedral Parkway stop looking for answers.
Three men, described as around 18 years old, got into a fight on an uptown train at 59th Street that eventually spilled out onto the sidewalk at 110th Street and Broadway.
Parents nervously called their own teenagers as middle school students from the nearby School at Columbia University, a K-8 school sponsored by the university, recounted to police officers and reporters what they had witnesses as classes let out for the day.
“A guy with a red shirt ran out, he’d been stabbed in the side and he stopped right there,” one of the youths said, pointing to his school down the street. “I guess he thought it would be safe or something.”
For some, the incident revealed a larger problem.
“This is a grassroots problem,” said Shira Dicker, 45, of Morningside Heights. “Anybody who rides the rails knows that the kids are a real menace.”
For others, it was merely a nuisance.
“Ah!” said an elderly woman who would only give her name as Barbara when she saw the yellow police tape around the station. “This is the train I take to get to Macy’s.”
I guess I picked the right day not to ride the subways!