Tourist stabbed with screwdriver on NYC subway


A tourist visiting Manhattan with his family was stabbed with a screwdriver while riding a train Sunday night, police and sources said.

The 43-year-old victim from Ecuador was on the southbound 2 train when he was randomly attacked by a 26-year-old man at about 7:50 p.m., according to cops and sources.

Using a screwdriver, the suspect, Peterson Merant, stabbed the man in his chest and left arm as the train was approaching the Chambers Street station, police and sources said.

When the train arrived at the station, the victim’s wife pointed out the suspect to responding transit officers, sources said.

Cops nabbed Merant on the platform and he confessed to the stabbing, sources said.

Merant was charged with attempted murder, second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon, cops said.

The victim was taken by EMS to Bellevue Hospital, where he is expected to survive, police said.

Police recovered the suspect’s weapon at the scene, sources said.

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