Man slashed in face at Times Square subway station
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.
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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.
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"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."