NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying three women who spoke with the suspect in the stabbing of a passenger on an MTA bus Tuesday.

The stabbing took place at around 1:45 p.m. when the S74 bus was at the intersection of Broad and Canal Streets in Stapleton.

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The 24-year-old victim got into dispute with another man on the bus over a seat, sources told CBS2. The two left the bus, and the victim was attacked on the street, stabbed multiple times in the chest and hand.

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“He was like stabbed, like, somewhere in this area — like between, like from his chest and you know, his stomach area. There was a lot of blood. He was, like, gushing out blood,” said witness Bobby Ray-Hart.

The suspect took off, along with the three women who were talking with him, police said.

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Anybody with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers tipline at (800) 577-TIPS. You can also submit a tip by logging on to the NYPD Crime Stoppers website or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.