Exclusive: Bronx subway stabbing victim shares his story

UPDATE: Late Friday evening, the NYPD announced that they arrested 52-year-old Runadieo Jordan of Brooklyn in connection with the stabbing attack on a Bronx subway platform.

Jordan is facing two charges of assault as a cate crime, criminal possession of a weapon, and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

The original story runs below.

Just days after being stabbed in the arm by a stranger on the subway, 31-year-old Tavon Silver is speaking exclusively to FOX 5 NY about his terrifying experience.

"I think I have the feeling back in my fingers, like, you know, but I'm just happy to have my arms. I mean, I'm happy to have my life," Silver told FOX 5 NY.

Silver says that he and his fiancé were riding the 2 train at around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, playing music loudly when a man got on the train and yelled a homophobic slur at them.

As the train pulled into the station at East 149th Street in the Mott Haven section, Silver said the man yelled again and then stabbed him in the arm. 

"Next thing I know, like, I had a hole in my arm. Like blood was gushing everywhere," Silver said. "It was one straight cut, and he took a giant chunk of my wrist. He literally cut my wrist off. So, like, if you look straight through, you can see my bone. "

The attack, which happened on the first day of Pride Month, is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

"He came walking by us as I was losing consciousness on the floor, bleeding out. And he just walked right by us, and he was like, ‘Here you go, you stupid (homophobic slur),'" Silver said.

However, Silver says he does not want his attack to scare others and keep them off the subway.

"I want to see more gay people on the 2 train for me," Silver said. "Like, it's not going to change anything that happened to me. Like, I don't. And I'm not going to change my life just because of this."