MTA clerk from the Bronx saves slashing victim

An MTA clerk from the Bronx is being hailed a hero for saving a man from a slashing attack in Manhattan. According to police, Richard

He told News 12 that he was just trying to do the right thing.

He told News 12 that he was just trying to do the right thing. (3/23/15)

THE BRONX - An MTA clerk from the Bronx is being hailed a hero for saving a man from a slashing attack in Manhattan. 

According to police, Richard Singleton saw two men having an argument Sunday at the 28th Street and Park Avenue subway station for the southbound 6 train. 

They say one of the men pulled out a knife and started slashing the other, and that's when Singleton rushed out of his booth and held the suspect down until officers arrived. 

News 12 spoke with Singleton, who says he was just trying to do the right thing. 

Authorities say the suspect is 27-year-old Donald Cheatham, from North Carolina. He faces charges of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. 

The victim is expected to be OK. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 The Bronx hit the streets to 1 Word on the Street: People who take selfies
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 2 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution
Puerto Ricans in one Bronx community officially wrapped 3 Puerto Ricans wrap up holiday season in Kingsbridge
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the hand 4 Police: Teen shot after argument in the Bronx
Isaiah Williams is currently in the hospital recovering 5 Man recovering after deadly Boston Road crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE