BROOKLYN – One man was stabbed in the neck on an M train and another cut in the face during a bloody 24 hours in Brooklyn.
The 33-year-old victim was on the last car of a Queens-bound M train when he got into an argument with a homeless man over 50 cents Tuesday night. The man stabbed him twice in the neck and sliced open his hand with a sharp object, according to police.
Gushing blood, the victim got off at Myrtle Avenue Station at Myrtle and Broadway and walked three blocks to nearby Woodhull Medical Center where he is in stable condition.
About three hours after the stabbing, police arrested 27-year-old Miguel Collado after spotting him riding the M train. Collado, who has 14 prior arrests, knew the victim, according to police.
Authorities have charged Collado with assault.
In another incident, police responded to Atlantic and Autumn avenues around 11:30 p.m. and found an 18-year-old man with his left cheek slashed. The victim told police a man walked up behind him and demanded everything in his pockets. When he tried to run the suspect slashed his face, he told police.
He was treated at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.
No arrests have been made in that case.
It’s the latest in a rash of slashings and stabbings; felonious assaults are up 15 percent in New York City over last years numbers.