New York, Nov 22 (DPA) A New York man has been charged with stabbing to death a fellow commuter on a train after the they got into an argument over a seat, according to a report Sunday.
The 37-year-old suspect had demanded that a reportedly homeless 36-year-old man move a bag from the seat where he wanted to sit on the train he boarded at the city’s Rockerfeller Center, the New York Daily News reported.
The newspaper said that after the man refused and assaulted him, the suspect drew a steak knife.
“He stabs him right in the neck, possibly the jugular,” an unnamed police source was quoted as saying. “Blood everywhere. Complete mayhem.”
The attack took place in full view of more than two dozen other passengers. The victim, reportedly a 36-year-old homeless man, died before the train reached the next station, according to the report.
The suspect, an employee at a pest control company, was arrested on the train and charged with charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.