NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man stabbed a pregnant woman and her friend after an argument on the 2 train in the Bronx, police said.
The 50-year-old man, 24-year-old woman and 21-year-old friend were on a northbound train at Prospect and Westchester avenues shortly before 6:45 p.m. Thursday.
Police said the two women were sitting on each other’s laps when they bumped into the man. An argument ensued and the man pulled out a knife, stabbing the 24-year-old, who is three months pregnant, in the neck and the 21-year-old in the arm.
The man took off but was held down by Good Samaritans and arrested nearby.
“I heard some commotion that somebody got stabbed. Something in my heart told me to go back,” the man, who did not want to be identified, said. “Me and a couple other guys, we kept looking for him, and he ran out. He ran past me and I grabbed him. (I said) ‘don’t hurt him, he’ll die, don’t kill him, hold him for the police.'”
The victims were rushed to the hospital in critical and serious condition.