NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three people were injured in a stabbing on the escalator of a subway station in Queens Wednesday morning.
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An MTA spokesman said that Dina Saint-Fleur, 25, slashed at least two people after getting into a dispute on a J train around 8:45 a.m. Earlier reports indicated as many as seven people stabbed.
The argument continued while they were riding the escalator on the way up to the street, police said.
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Princess Allsop, 24, Rudy Antoine, 34, and Andres Nova, 42, were injured in the attack. Allsop and Antoine are a couple, an MTA spokesman said, and were arguing with Saint-Fleur on the train. Both sustained lacerations to their left elbows.
Nova fell during the incident and received a laceration to the left elbow and trauma to his back after falling on the escalator.READ MORE: Police Open Fire, Arrest Man Threatening People With Stolen Kitchen Knives In Lower Manhattan
Witnesses claimed a bumping incident led to the violence.
“It was a simple bump which is inevitable, it’s rush hour, we’re all going to bump into each other,” Elizabeth Nieves, whose friend witnessed the alleged attack, told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria.
The victims were being treated for their injuries at Jamaica Hospital, EMS said.
A box cutter was recovered.
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