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14-year-old boy killed in stabbing on NYC subway platform

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A 14-year-old boy was fatally stabbed on a New York City subway platform on Saturday afternoon, police said.

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In Hamilton Heights, close to the 137 St-City College station, police suspect an altercation started above ground before proceeding into the subway station.

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Around 3 p.m., the man was reportedly stabbed in the abdomen on the platform of the northbound 1 line. A knife and a broomstick were later found at the site by police.

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"His lips were purple and his eyes were pulled back, and he was bleeding a lot," a witness to the stabbing told NBC New York, adding that he observed a group of teenage girls flee the station. "They desired his phone,"

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Police stated that the teen was declared deceased at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital and that they are holding off on releasing his name until they have contacted his family.

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Based on security footage from the subway station, police located a "person of interest" in the vicinity of West 173rd Street and Broadway later on Saturday.

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The victim was taken to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center with injuries to his back, abdomen, and left hip, and is now in stable condition, according to the police.

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Officials said that person is being questioned, that it is presently unknown how he was involved in the incident, and that the investigation is still underway.

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Police believe the two individuals engaged in the incident knew one another, according to NYPD Transit Chief Jason Wilcox, who stated this at a press conference on Saturday night. At this time, no other suspects are being sought.

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According to NBC New York, police shuttered the Hamilton Heights station on Saturday while they conducted their investigation, but by 10:30 p.m., service had been restored.

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The event, according to MTA NYC Transit President Richard Davey, was "senseless and terrible," and MTA officials are assisting the NYPD investigation.

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