NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was stabbed and wounded on a PATH train beneath the streets of Chelsea during the evening rush Tuesday.

The stabbing happened around 5:40 p.m. on a moving southbound PATH train between 33rd and 23rd streets, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police told CSB2.

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The victim, a 38-year-old man, was stabbed once in the torso by a man he did not know, police said. The suspect got off the train at 23rd Street and ran off on foot, police said.

Riders were already frustrated by a delay in service caused by a stalled train. The stabbing left some of those riders shaken.

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“The fact that you could be in the next car and not even notice it, or at the next stop and not even notice it. It’s such a terrifying random coincidence, and it happens just like that,” one woman told 1010 WINS’ Kevin Rincon.

The suspect was described as an Hispanic male with a goatee, a black knit hat, dark pants and a beige coat, police said.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital Center, and he was expected to survive, police said.

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As of early Tuesday evening, there had been no arrests in the case and the motive for the stabbing was not known.