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Man Slashed in Face, Side at Times Square Subway Station: Police

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A man was slashed in his side and face while waiting at the Times Square subway station Friday evening, police said.

The attack occurred at the 42nd Street station on the 1/2/3 platform around 7:15 p.m., according to police. The 35-year-old victim suffered injuries to his face and side, and was hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

The man was seen with a bloody bandage across his face as he was wheeled from the station and into an ambulance.

No arrests have been made in the attack. An investigation is ongoing.

The incident is the latest in a long string of attacks on subway riders in recent months. In May, cameras captured a woman being stabbed on the platform at Union Square as a Good Samaritan jumped in to help. And earlier in that month, four people were slashed and one person stabbed in the eye all on the same day during the morning commute.

The NYPD has said it has deployed hundreds of extra police officers into the system in recent months. The department also says overall crime is down from last year, however felony assaults have increased.

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