Woman stabbed with needle on subway

A woman was stabbed with what doctors believe was a hypodermic needle while on a subway train.

- A 37-year-old woman is recovering after being stabbed with what doctors believe was a needle while aboard a subway platform in Midtown Manhattan.

The incident occurred Wednesday at about 7 p.m., according to police.  The victim says she was bumped into at the 49th Street/7th Avenue station on the R line.

She felt a sharp pain.  When she went home her husband looked at the wound and called cops.  The woman was being treated at Mt. Sinai/Queens Hospital.  The ER doctor said the injury is consistent with a needle wound.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s. No other details were provided.

It is the latest in a string of incidents in the New York City subway system.  There have been at least 10 stabbings or slashings in the subway system since the year began.

The Guardian Angels have started subway patrols for the first time in 20 years.  The NYPD has announced it is increasing patrols in the mass transit system as well.

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