subway violence

Woman Slashed Across Leg on Platform of Manhattan Subway Station During Rush Hour: Police

police at scene of stabbing on subway platform
NBC New York

Police are investigating another attack on the New York City subway, after a woman was slashed across her leg as she was on the platform of a Manhattan station during rush hour.

The incident occurred just after 6 p.m. at the Herald Square station at West 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, as the woman was waiting for a train on the southbound M platform, according to police.

The suspect allegedly stole a cellphone from another woman on the platform and was trying to get away, which is when the victim stepped in to help.

The 34-year-old woman tried to stop the suspect, but was slashed across her leg with a sharp object. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where she is expected to recover. The woman whose phone was stolen was not hurt.

No arrests have been made, and an investigation is ongoing. Police released video showing the suspect in a black and yellow jacket.

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