Man killed on 'D' train in the Bronx; police seek 3 suspects

A man was killed Friday morning on a subway train in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx, the NYPD said.

According to police, the incident happened just after 5 a.m. on a southbound "D" train that was pulling into the 182-183 Streets station.

Michael Kemper, the police department's transit chief, said the victim's fatal wound appeared to be from either a gunshot or a sharp object, and that medical examiners were working to confirm the exact cause of death.

Police initially said the man was shot in the torso but later described the victim’s injury as a "puncture wound."

Officers found the 45-year-old man, identified as William Alvarez of the Bronx, unconscious. He was later pronounced dead at St. Barnabas Hospital.

Authorities said they are searching for two men and one woman who fled the train after the incident. Kemper said the three people were physically fighting with the victim before he was killed.

No arrests have been made. Trains skipped the station during the morning commute.

The Associated Press wire services helped contribute to this report.