Man slashed on escalators at NYC subway station

A 29-year-old man was slashed while walking up the escalators inside a NYC subway station in Brooklyn, the NYPD said.

The slashing happened on Friday, May 24 around 6:30 p.m. at the Smith Street and 9th Street subway station in the Carroll Gardens section.

According to police, the victim was walking up the escalators when a man approached and slashed him with an unknown sharp object in the torso, causing a laceration. 


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The individual then fled toward the northbound platform, police said.

The victim was transported to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition.

The individual is described as a man with a dark complexion, around 30 to 45 years of age, medium build, 5'9" tall, 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, black pants, white sneakers and a black book bag.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Earlier this week, a 57-year-old man was punched in the face and robbed on a subway train in the Bronx, the NYPD said.

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The attack happened on Tuesday just after 11 a.m. at the East Tremont-West Farms subway station.

According to police, the man was approached by an individual while onboard a southbound 2 train. 

The individual punched the victim in the face while also taking his bag, police said. The individual then fled on foot. The victim was treated at the scene.

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