NEW YORK - A man who complained about being hit with spit was slashed in the face in the Times Square Subway Station on Wednesday morning. The NYPD says it happened just after 9 a.m.
A man was sitting on a bench listening to music on his headphones. Police say a man was talking with a female and his spit hit the man on the bench.
The man got up and confronted the other man. The second man pulled out a knife and slashed the victim in the face.
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The 35-year-old victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. He was expected to survive.
The suspect was only described as a Hispanic man in his 20s. He was still on the loose on Wednesday afternoon.
Less than two hours earlier, an MTA supervisor was punched in the same subway station.
"Sadly once again, we’ve seen several separate attacks within a few hours across three boroughs – two of them taking place at the busiest station in our system by far, Times Sq.-42nd St.," interim president of NYC Transit Sarah Feinberg said in a statement. "The mayor must act. The transit system needs an injection of additional mental health resources and a visible police presence on platforms and trains to deter crime and better support our customers returning to the system. New York’s economic recovery depends on it."