A 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death after a fight on a midtown Manhattan subway platform on Saturday afternoon crime to shake up New York City’s struggling transit system.

In a statement to DailyMail.com, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department said that officers were called to the 137 Street – City College station after being informed of a crime in progress.

When officers arrived at the station, they found a 14-year-old boy on the platform of the northbound 1 train with a stab wound to the abdomen.

The victim was taken to St. Luke’s Mount Sinai, where she was pronounced dead.

Officials said the victim will not be identified until his family is notified.

The station is located in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood, just north of Columbia’s Ivy League campus.

The witness said CBS New York that the fight started with three teenage girls trying to rob the victim.

The witness says: “There were girls. There were three girls. There was one with a green one, which is me, that’s the one who did the stabbing, and there were two young kids, maybe 13 or 14, too. They wanted to take his phone.”

The man also said the ambulance arrived too late to save the teenager: “When they brought him in, he was dead. His head was thrown back, his eyes were rolled up to white and purple, his lips were purple, purple. He was dead.”

An NYPD spokesman said officers were called to the 137 Street – City College station after receiving reports of a crime in progress.

NYC Transit President Richard Davey called the stabbing

NYC Transit President Richard Davey called the stabbing “senseless and tragic.”

When officers arrived at the station, they found a 14-year-old boy on the platform of the northbound 1 train with a stab wound to the abdomen.  A few hours later, blood stains could be seen on the walls leading from the station

When officers arrived at the station, they found a 14-year-old boy on the platform of the northbound 1 train with a stab wound to the abdomen. A few hours later, blood stains could be seen on the walls leading from the station

The victim was taken to St. Luke's Mount Sinai, where she was pronounced dead

The victim was taken to St. Luke’s Mount Sinai, where she was pronounced dead

The 15-year-old, who said he knew the victim, told the Post: “It’s devastating, brother. This should not have happened. It’s sad. The child was growing up and had so much to look forward to.’

A local resident told the newspaper: “You are no longer safe even during the day. They are now working during the day. They have no respect for the police or anyone. Where are the parents of these children making this mess? I just don’t understand.’

The suspect remains at large. Police identified the suspect from surveillance video New York Daily News.

Speaking at a youth event in the Bronx, Mayor Eric Adams said, “So being here today and hearing about the stabbing really underscores why we need to keep the lights on in schools like this so our kids can have a safe place.”

A vigil for the teenager will be held at the station where he was killed on Sunday at 2 p.m.

While NYC Transit President Richard Davey called the stabbing “senseless and tragic.” NY1. Davey said his office is cooperating with the NYPD’s investigation.

New York City Councilman Sean Abreu, a Democrat whose district includes the station, said in a statement: “My office is aware of a young man who was fatally stabbed on the platform of the 1 train in Hamilton Heights. This violence is disgusting and tragic. I want to express my deepest condolences to the victim’s family, friends and community.”

This is already the fifth murder in Abrevo district this year.

The suspect remains at large.  Police identified the suspect from surveillance video

The suspect remains at large. Police identified the suspect from surveillance video

Officers at the scene of the stabbing.  Officials said the victim will not be identified until his family is notified

Officers at the scene of the stabbing. Officials said the victim will not be identified until his family is notified

This is the third stabbing in the New York City subway this week

This is the third stabbing in the New York City subway this week

This is the third stabbing in the New York City subway this week. On Tuesday, a 55-year-old man was stabbed in the back and punched in the face in an unprovoked attack around 6pm at the Jay Street-Metrotech station in Brooklyn.

The victim was hospitalized, his condition is stable.

Around 8:30 a.m. during the morning rush hour, the rider suffered cuts to his face and hands. That victim was also hospitalized in stable condition.

Crime in New York is on the rise in all directions.  Mayor Adams vows to crack down on crime in the Big Apple, specifically mentioning subway fare gouging

Crime in New York is on the rise in all directions. Mayor Adams vows to crack down on crime in the Big Apple, specifically mentioning subway fare gouging

In January, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that 1,000 more officers would be deployed to the nation’s largest subway system.

Violent crime has become endemic in New York City’s transportation system in 2022.

According to the statistics of the Metropolitan Transport Department, the number of rapes and robberies increased by more than 50% compared to the same period of this year. At the same time, the number of crimes increased by more than 15%, and thefts – by more than 97%.

New York City Police Department Transit Superintendent Jason Wilcox told the MTA board last Monday that the increase in thefts occurred mostly on night trains. Wilcox said there have been many cases where riders have fallen asleep on the train and woken up with their belongings missing, reports New York Post.

According to MTA statistics, in June alone there were four assaults and 82 cases of harassment of New York City transit employees

According to MTA statistics, in June alone there were four assaults and 82 cases of harassment of New York City transit employees

Wilcox added: “We are focusing on this type of crime. Our detectives are investigating these crimes. But we’re also asking riders to be extra vigilant in this area when they’re traveling on trains late at night.”

Total compared to this time last year citations for transit crimes grew by 40%.

According to MTA statistics, there were 4 assaults and 82 cases of harassment of New York City transit workers in June alone.

In 2022, there were 35 attacks on city employees on subway trains and at stations.

Despite the increase in crime, the number of passengers on the subway also increased by almost 35% compared to last year.

In June, it was announced that the New York City Police Department was installing 100 hidden cameras in subway cars across the city.

The cameras are not monitored or streamed in real time, but will be used as backup to help investigators gather evidence.

The selected trains are the ones where 53% of subway crimes occurred.

The suspect remains at large.  Officials said the victim will not be identified until his family is notified

The suspect remains at large. Officials said the victim will not be identified until his family is notified

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