MTA Bus Rider Stabbed to Death in Bronx – NBC New York

A 55-year-old man was stabbed to death on an MTA bus in the Bronx late Sunday after getting into an argument with a woman and another passenger, authorities say, the latest in a series of deadly attacks in the city’s transit system.

Police say the victim, identified as Lamont Barkley of Davidson Avenue, was on a BX19 at Gerard Avenue around 8:30 pm Sunday when he and two riders got into a dispute. It wasn’t clear what they fought about, but cops say the suspects set upon Barkley, stabbing him multiple times in the torso.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, while the woman and man who allegedly attacked him ran off before police got to the scene.

Police said later Monday that the woman allegedly involved — 42-year-old Ebony Jackson of the Bronx — had been arrested on charges of murder and manslaughter in the case. It wasn’t clear if they were still searching for the male suspect , nor was it immediately known if Jackson had an attorney who could comment on her behalf.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Sunday’s deadly attack is just the latest in a series on city buses and subways. Last week, three people were stabbedone fatally, in separate subway attacks across New York City. That followed a deadly subway stabbing on an L train in Brooklyn the week before. A homeless man witha violent past was arrested in that case.

Asked Monday about transit safety, Gov. Kathy Hochul said she was evaluating whether additional resources might be necessary.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said his heart went out to the victim’s family and that transit must be safe.

The death is just the latest to happen during an attack in the city’s transit system.

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