MORRIS HEIGHTS, BRONX (WABC) — New surveillance video shows a man attacked and stabbed as he got off a subway train in the Bronx.

It was the third attack on New York subway riders in just eight hours.

The rash of violence comes as the New York City Police Department prepares to release updated citywide crime statistics at 11 a.m. Friday.

The latest attack happened shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday as the man got off the northbound 4 train at 176th Street and Jerome Avenue in Morris Heights.

The video shows the victim being jumped and then stabbed in the back and chest with an unknown object during the ensuing struggle.

Police say the attack was unprovoked.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned man, about 5-foot-11, and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and Nike sneakers.

The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in serious condition. His condition has since been upgraded to serious.

Eyewitness News spoke to concerned riders on the night.

“The most I can do is basically be a little more vigilant than usual, but I’m not surprised,” said one.

“Usually I feel fine in this subway, this is the first time I hear something so tragic in this subway,” said another.

“The crime rate is pretty high right now, so I don’t think it’s an isolated situation,” said a third passenger.

Thursday night’s attack was the latest of three subway attacks in eight hours.

In Harlem, a man was stabbed in the back at the 125th Street A/C train station just after 1 p.m. Thursday.

Police believe it started as an argument between two strangers, possibly after an innocuous bump on the platform.

The victim was hospitalized, his condition is stable.

And in Brooklyn, NYPD video shows a man on a moped who they say followed a 45-year-old man to a subway station at Pitkin and Grant avenues in East New York.

The victim was punched in the face near the turnstile of train A.

The cut required stitches.

Anyone with information on any of these cases is encouraged to contact the NYPD.

Call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at or by tweeting @NYPDTips.

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