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Man’s slashing on subway platform in Harlem marks sixth in 2016

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HARLEM, Manhattan — Police say a man was slashed in the face while on a subway platform in Harlem early Sunday morning , making this the sixth such incident in 2016 and the fourth slashing this week.

Police say it started when the 27-year-old victim became involved in a fight with a woman around 3 a.m. on the platform of the No. 2 train at West 110th Street and Lenox Avenue.

The woman then motioned for another man who allegedly approached the victim and slashed him in the face with a sharp object. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital to be treated.

The first slashing this past week happened on Jan. 25, when a 71-year-old woman was slashed across the face by a 21-year-old man while riding the D train in Greenwich Village.

The second happened the following day, when a 29-year-old woman was sliced across the hand while riding the No. 3 train in Brooklyn. The man allegedly yelled, "I will chop you up." He has been arrested and charged.

On the same day, a 32-year-old man from the Bronx was cut while riding the No. 6 train near the 116th Street station in East Harlem.

Kari Bazemore was indicted this week on assault charges for allegedly slashing a woman on Mott Street outside of the subway in December. Bazemore is also charged with slashing Amanda Morris in the face while she was walking to work in Chelsea on Jan. 6.

Also this week, a 28-year-old man was indicted for slashing a man in the face in the East Village on Jan. 16.