MANHATTAN — A man was injured when he was slashed in the head inside the popular Times Square subway station Friday evening, officials said.
It happened just before 7 p.m., when FDNY officials said they responded to a reported stabbing in the station.
The victim, 35, was waiting on the platform for the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 trains when he was attacked.
He was taken to a local hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. No arrests have yet been made.
Subway crime and violent crime in general has become a hotly-contested issue in New York City, especially as the New York City mayoral primaries near. The next mayor will inherit a city that’s experienced a rise in crime recently, with residents speaking out about their concerns over subway safety.
De Blasio also saying the city is working hard to get a handle on crime, including gun violence. Shootings have almost doubled compared to 2020. It’s a harsh reality weighing heavy on this same community.
The real issue, community advocate Alpheaus Marcus claims, is lack of resources for the homeless.
“The city itself has ignored the homeless population,” Marcus said. “The shelters kick them out in the morning and if they are not back by a certain time, they’d better go somewhere else. The cycle starts over and over again.”
Earlier this year, hundreds of officers were added to patrol the subway system.
Nicole Johnson contributed.