A Delaware man on the run for stabbing his girlfriend to death also tried to kill himself Sunday by jumping on a train track in New York City, according to police.
Rondell Veal survived the attempt after slashing his throat and leaping onto the tracks. Police officers were able to move him to safety before any train could arrive.
But it was only after Veal was rushed to a nearby hospital — where he underwent surgery for his slashed trachea — did the police learn that he was wanted for murder. Local police in Newark, Delaware had been looking for him since Friday for stabbing to death his girlfriend, Sherrie Campbell, according to the New York Daily News. The New York Post is reporting that Campbell and Veal were married.
The Post is also reporting that Veal may have used the same weapon that killed Campbell to try take his own life.
The warrant for his arrest was issued on Saturday. He remains in the hospital under police custody until further notice.