NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A man was rushed to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after being stabbed near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, police said a man in his 30s was on the mezzanine of the D Train 161st Street-Yankee Stadium subway station when he was stabbed once in the chest by another man in his 20s.

It happened during some kind of verbal quarrel, police said.

The victim was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln with a single stab wound to the chest. He was listed in critical, but stable condition.

It was not clear what sparked the quarrel. Police late Tuesday afternoon were checking cameras in the subway station and the surrounding area in an effort to identify the stabber – who remained on the loose late Tuesday.

The 161st Street-Yankee Stadium stop is the 39th busiest of the 425 subway stations in the New York City transit system. But it was not as busy on Tuesday as usual, particularly given that there was no Yankees game Tuesday night.


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