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2 men slashed in Manhattan within two hours of each other: cops

Posted at 9:58 PM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-22 21:59:41-04

TRIBECA, Manhattan — Police are investigating after two men were slashed in Manhattan Saturday in separate incidents.

A 55-year-old man was slashed in the throat during an attempted robbery at a TriBeCa subway station Saturday night, according to police.

Officials say it happened on the northbound platform inside the Franklin Street Station where the No. 1 train stops around 8:40 p.m.

The suspect displayed a knife, demanding money from the victim, police said. The man complied and gave the suspect two cellphones and $7, cops said.

After the robbery, the suspect allegedly continued to follow the victim, and then slashed him, cops said.

He was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Police say is expected to survive.

Less than two hours later, a man was slashed at Columbus Circle.

Police say the man was slashed after getting into a dispute with another man at the Columbus Circle area, near Central Park just before 10:30 p.m.  The male attacker fled the scene.

According to police, the slasher is 31 years old and was known to the victim.

Police are trying to determine whether both incidents are connected.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).