× New York man stabbed to death on subway train in 'unprovoked' attack: police
(CNN) — A man has been charged with murder in the “unprovoked” stabbing of a man on a subway train in Manhattan on Sunday, police said.
The suspect, who has been identified as Hakeem Dicks, 48, stabbed the victim near the bustling Tribeca neighborhood around 11:05 a.m., a police spokesman said.
Dicks, who was caught on surveillance video on the subway train, ran off following the attack, according to the police spokesman.
While the attack seemed like “a random attack” the suspect was a family friend of the victim, according to law enforcement.
The victim, who police have not identified, died at the scene.
The suspect has been charged with murder as a hate crime and was awaiting arraignment Monday afternoon, police said.
CNN has reached out to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
NYPD Lt. Eric Schneider confirmed via telephone that Dicks was arrested in December 2017 after an incident in which he brandished a knife and punched a man in the face on a subway train, the New York Post reported.