Police seek suspect who stabbed Bed-Stuy straphanger on Christmas Day

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Police are searching for a man who stabbed a straphanger at the Franklin Avenue station on Dec. 25.
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Police are looking for the man who stabbed a 31-year-old straphanger in Bed-Stuy on Christmas Day.

According to authorities, an unidentified man approached the victim on the southbound platform of the Franklin Avenue subway station on Dec. 25 at around 6 a.m. The victim told cops that the alleged suspect then stabbed him in the back and torso with an unknown cutting instrument, before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Paramedics transported the wounded man to NYC Health and Hospitals/Kings County in a stable condition where he was treated for his injuries.

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Cops released photos of the suspect on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of NYPD CrimeStoppers

Officers from the 79th Precinct are now seeking the public’s help to identify the alleged stabbing suspect, releasing images and video of the culprit on Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

In the 79th Precinct, where the Christmas Day assault occurred, there have been 25 reported assaults and three transit crimes over the last 28-day period, per the latest NYPD data. Earlier last month, a 31-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly slashed several straphangers at a number of Brooklyn subway stations — and, just weeks after the Dec. 25 stabbing, a 45-year-old man was shot and killed aboard a 3 train as it pulled into the Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College station in Crown Heights.