UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — An assailant stabbed a man aboard an Upper West Side subway train late Wednesday, then was chased off by a pepper spray-wielding friend of the victim, in the latest violent incident in New York City’s transit system, according to authorities.
The run-in began aboard a northbound No. 2 train near the 72nd Street station around 11 p.m. when the attacker stabbed the victim, 26, in the leg and finger, officials said. A female friend of the victim then discharged pepper spray at the assailant, who ran off the train and fled on a different train, police said.
The victim was taken to an area hospital in what authorities described as stable condition.
The suspect, described as a man in his 40s or 50s last seen wearing dark clothing, was being sought by police early Thursday. The circumstances that preceded the stabbing were not immediately clear.
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