Subway Rider Randomly Stabbed With Steak Knife on 6 Train in Manhattan: Cops

The victim was knifed in the shoulder and abdomen on an uptown 6 train approaching the 59th St. station about 10:05 a.m. Monday, officials say.

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A good Samaritan grabbed the suspect and dragged her to Bloomingdale’s, which has an entrance at the subway level. From there, security guards called authorities. 

By AND / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

A woman went berserk on a packed Manhattan subway train Monday morning and stabbed a female stranger apparently at random, authorities said.

The crazed suspect, 32, stabbed the victim in the shoulder and abdomen on an uptown 6 train as it approached the 59th St. station about 10:05 a.m., officials said. The attacker also punched at least one other person, cops said.

“She was crazy,” an MTA employee who witnessed the attack said of the stabber, who appeared to be in her 20s.

“She was just targeting random people. She stabbed a woman in the shoulder and stomach with a steak knife.”

A good Samaritan grabbed the suspect and dragged her from the station to Bloomingdale’s, which has an entrance at the subway level, witnesses said.

Store security guards there called cops.

A Bloomingdale’s employee said the suspect looked disturbed.

“I told her, ‘Calm down. We are getting you help,'” said Kyle Manning, a doorman at the famed department store.

“The lady that got stabbed was conscious but shaken up. She just said, ‘Why me?’ It was so random.”

The victim was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The suspect was taken to Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric evaluation, officials said. Charges against her were pending. Her name was not immediately released. Police sources said she appeared to be homeless.

The 6 train ran express for 30 minutes from the 42nd St. to the 125th St. stations as police investigated the incident, officials said.