THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) – A mother and her 2-year-old son were in the wrong place at the wrong time when they were pepper-sprayed at a New York City subway station Wednesday.

The incident happened at the 149th Street–Grand Concourse station in the Bronx, NYPD officials said.

A man was in a dispute with two women on the northbound platform for the No. 4 train and No. 5 train when he started pepper-spraying, according to police.

The 30-year-old mother and her 2-year-old son, who were merely bystanders on the platform, were hit by the pepper spray, police said. They received treatment at a hospital.

The man fled on a train and hasn’t been caught. A description of the suspect wasn’t available.

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