Subway Argument Ends in Slashing at Columbus Circle: NYPD

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  • A 20-year-old man was slashed on a train in the Columbus Circle station early Monday morning.
  • The man had been arguing with another commuter moments before he was slashed, according to police.
  • A suspect was arrested and the victim was taken to an area hospital. A vendor at the station said he has encountered violent people before.

A man was slashed across his neck at the Columbus Circle subway station early Monday after an argument with a fellow commuter, police said.

The 20-year-old man and the alleged attacker got into a verbal fight as their northbound A train approached Columbus Circle around 1:30 a.m.

As the train was pulling into the station, the suspect took out some sort of sharp object and slashed the man across his neck, police said.

Cops quickly arrested the suspect on the station platform. The victim was taken out of the subway in a stretcher and taken to Weill Cornell Hospital, where he is recovering.

David Brown, a newspaper vendor, said that violent people hang out at the station.

"Making noise, screaming, a lot of them just come at you start yelling at you for no reason and stuff," Brown said. 

Police tape still blocked off a section of platform serving the A, C, B and D lines shortly before 5 a.m. Monday as the NYPD continued their investigation. 

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