Police are still searching for the person accused of punching and stabbing a 1 train rider on Friday, and now new video has surfaced showing the attack in the crowded subway car. The victim has also spoken out, explaining that he was merely trying to stop his assailant from harassing another passenger.

Around 4:20 p.m. on February 24th, on a northbound 1 train near West 145th Street and Broadway in Manhattan, the NYPD says the victim, Richard Reyes, 31, and the suspect got into a "verbal dispute" resulting in the suspect punching Reyes in the face and then stabbing him.

WABC 7 obtained video from another rider showing the punch and stabbing:

The train pulled into the station, and the suspect fled. Reyes was stabbed through his leather jacket and was treated at Harlem Hospital. He told WABC , "He pulled out a blade. I didn't see the blade, but I felt it. As I was tackling him to the ground, he stabbed me three times in the back."

He added, "I've always been somebody to stop things. It's just never escalated to this. I've always been able to defuse the situation."

Police also released images of the suspect, describing him as around 30 years old, 180 pounds and 6'1" with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue shoes, and a green bookbag.


Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.