Train 2 northbound was pulling to 34 Street between station It stopped shortly after midnight when the 32-year-old was stabbed in the neck in an “unprovoked” attack, according to police.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect, now wanted in a murder, fled the subway station after the attack. He is described as a dark-skinned man wearing a white baseball cap, black face mask, a gray jacket with an orange and black hood, and black pants.
Crime on the subway has jumped in recent months, with 94 major thefts in the transit system in September, compared to 64 in August and 55 in July, according to Fox 5 New York. Subway burglaries also jumped in September.