Man slashed in face while riding subway in Manhattan: police

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LOWER MANHATTAN, Manhattan — A man was slashed in the face during an attempted robbery while riding a subway in Manhattan early Tuesday, according to police.

The 26-year-old was sleeping on a train near the Spring Street Station in Lower Manhattan when a man tried to rob him, police said.

The two began to fight, and the victim was slashed in the face, according to police.

The victim has been hospitalized.

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