Criminal Law

Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing of a Subway Rider in NYC

A man was arrested on a manslaughter charge in connection with to the fatal stabbing of a New York City subway rider who allegedly punched his girlfriend and harassed other passengers.

The altercation occurred just after 8 p.m. Tuesday on a northbound J train as it approached Marcy Avenue and Broadway, New York police said. The victim, identified as Devictor Ouedraogo, 36, of Brooklyn, was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital with a stab wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. A toxicology report will be conducted.

Ouedraogo had allegedly been harassing people on the train and acting belligerently and erratically, law enforcement sources told NBC New York.

Read the source article at nbcnews.com

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