A man was slashed in the neck during a dispute early Monday morning on a subway platform at the Columbus Circle/59th Street station. Two 21-year-old men got into an argument on a Northbound A train just before 2 a.m. this morning, according to police. When their train arrived at Columbus Circle, one man pulled a blade on the other and slashed him in the throat.
Emergency medical workers rushed the injured man to New York-Presbyterian University Hospital, where he was expected to survive. His attacker was arrested by officers at the scene. Charges are still pending, a police spokesperson said.
A second person was taken into custody following the slashing and charged with obstruction of governmental administration.
One newsstand worker who witnessed the slashing incident told CBS that many people were involved before police arrived. “More than 10 — 10 to 12 to 15, like that,” the worker said. “It looked like two gangs were fighting.”