A man was shot at a busy Manhattan subway station just at the start of rush hour, police said.
The NYPD said that a man was shot in the leg on a northbound N train as it approached Union Square station before 5 p.m.
Police said the victim, who was seated, was approached by an armed individual who demanded he give up his cell phone. The victim was then shot in the leg before the train pulled into the station.
A witness aboard the train ran after the suspect as he fled the train and station. Police were still canvassing the area for the gunman and any relevant surveillance video several hours after the incident.
Northbound trains on that line were bypassing the station while the NYPD looked into the matter, the MTA said, but full service resumed later in the evening.
The 42-year-old victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where police said he was in stable condition.
No arrests have yet been made, and police are searching for the suspect, who did not end up getting away with the victim's phone.