Couple slashed in Upper West Side subway altercation: police

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96th Street Subway Station

The 96th Street and Broadway subway station along the No. 1, 2 and 3 lines on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on June 4, 2021. (PIX11 News)

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — Two people were hospitalized overnight after being slashed with the same knife one of them allegedly pulled on a man during an altercation on a Manhattan subway, according to police sources.

The NYPD said the incident happened around before 2 a.m. Friday on a northbound No. 2 train at the 96th Street and Broadway subway station.

A couple was involved in a verbal dispute with another man when one of the victims pulled out the blade, police said.

A struggle ensued and the man got control of the knife, but during the struggle both victims were cut, according to police

Authorities said the woman, 23, was cut in the eyebrow and left wrist, while the man, 23, was slashed in the forearm.

Police sources said the man fled the station, followed by the couple, who found police nearby, prompting officers to take the man into custody.

A good Samaritan who witnessed everything showed officers cellphone video of the incident, and told them the couple started the altercation, according to police sources.

They were taken to an area hospital and are expected to recover, the NYPD said.

Troy Tyrell, 54, was taken into custody, police said. The male victim, identified as Khleo Finnie, was charged with menacing after witness video showed he pulled out the knife, according to police.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Editor’s note: The story has been corrected with the genders of the victims. Police initially reported both victims were women, but was later informed one of the victims identifies as a man.

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