Man slashed and pepper sprayed on subway train
A man was hospitalized after a brutal attack on a Manhattan subway train on Wednesday morning.
NEW YORK – A man was hospitalized after a brutal attack on a Manhattan subway train on Wednesday morning.
The NYPD says a Northbound #1 train was approaching the 59th St.-Columbus Circle subway station around 1:45 a.m. when two passengers got into some sort of argument.
One of them hit the other man with an object and then cut the victim in the arm with a knife. He then pulled out pepper spray and discharged it at the victim.
He got off the train at Columbus Circle and disappeared.
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EMS took the victim to Mt. Sinai West in stable condition.
The NYPD described the suspect as a black male, 6'1" wearing a "brown sweatsuit", and a black "book bag".
The New York City Police Department says that the investigation is ongoing.
There has been a surge in crime in the New York City mass transit system including two killings this month.