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HARLEM, Manhattan — A man was hospitalized Monday morning after being stabbed during an argument at a Harlem subway station, the NYPD said.

According to police, the incident happened around 6:15 a.m. at the 125th Street station along the No. 2 and 3 lines, near Lenox Avenue.

Authorities initially said the victim, 51, was stabbed in the neck by an unidentified man during a dispute. Police sources also initially said an umbrella was used as a weapon in the stabbing, but that has not been confirmed by NYPD officials.

After additional investigation, police said the 51-year-old man and another man argued in the station until the unidentified man pulled out two metal objects. In response, the 51-year-old man took out two knives, but he was struck and slammed to the ground.

The other man took one of the knives from the 51-year-old man and stabbed him repeatedly in the back, police said late Monday.

The 51-year-old man was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition, according to police, who later described his condition as “stable.”

Officials said the suspected assailant, a man in his 30s, fled the station to parts unknown. No arrests had been made Monday morning.

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