Broad daylight Union Square subway slasher raises fears for New Yorkers

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Union Square sign in New York subway station
Union Square sign in New York subway station

NEW YORK, NY – A broad daylight slashing inside a New York City subway station on Friday has New Yorkers already on edge over rising violence in the city’s subway system on alert.

According to police, at around 3 pm, a 27-year-old man was robbed and slashed while waiting on the train platform at the Union Square Station when he was approached by a man with a knife.

Police said the man followed his victim as he planned to steal the man’s bag as the doors of the train opened. At that time, the suspect slashed the victim in the face and fled the scene.

The victim was treated for injuries at the scene and declined further medical assistance. The items taken included work boots and tools valued at $420, police said.

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