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Man stabbed, shoved onto subway tracks in Manhattan

Posted: 2:53 PM, Jan 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-15 18:15:30-05

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN — A 64-year-old man was attacked and shoved onto subway tracks in Manhattan as he drank his coffee on Wednesday morning, police said.

He was on the northbound platform for the A train at Columbus Circle around 5 a.m. when a 24-year-old stranger stabbed him in the back with an unknown object, causing multiple puncture wounds, an NYPD spokesman said. The attacker shoved the victim onto the tracks and tossed the victim's shopping cart onto the roadbed.

Police arrested the attacker and charged him with assault and reckless endangerment.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of puncture wounds to his back and left arm, a contusion to the head and an abrasion on his face, officials said.