NYC Crime: Man fatally stabbed on MTA Bronx bus, police still searching for suspect

MOTT HAVEN, The Bronx (WABC) — A fatal stabbing on a Bronx bus marks the third death in 10 days on New York City’s public transportation system.

The BX-19 bus was approaching 149th Street and Gerard Avenue in Mott Haven Sunday night when 55-year-old Lamont Barkley got into an argument with a man and a woman.

That’s when Barkley was stabbed multiple times. The couple fled the scene before the police arrived.

Barkley was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

It is unclear whether Barkley knew his attackers, according to police.

It is the 8th transit system fatality this year.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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