NOHO, Manhattan – A man was slashed multiple times inside a subway station early Friday morning, police said.
The NYPD said they received a call around 3:30 a.m. of an attack inside the Bleecker Street subway station in NoHo.
Edward King and his friend from Crown Heights were leaving a friend’s birthday party to head home when they found the victim climbing up the subway stairs and bleeding profusely.
“We found him walking up the subway steps in a pretty bad way,” King said. “I was hoping for a quick subway home, [but it was] very different from that.”
They applied pressure to his wrists and kept it elevated before calling 911 and waiting for the ambulance to take care of him.
The victim was found with slash wounds to his hands, arm and neck, according to police. He was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
A police source said the victim is a tourist from Israel and the cameras near the turnstiles aren’t functional.
Due to a police investigation, No. 4 and 6 trains are bypassing the Bleecker Street stop. B, D, F and M lines remain unaffected. For the latest transit information, refer to http://www.mta.info.
In January, a 21-year-old was charged with slashing a 71-year-old woman’s left cheek on a northbound D train as the doors opened.