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2 Slashings In 2 Hours Reported In High-End Manhattan Neighborhoods

June 24, 2019 - 7:47 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Two slashings in a matter of hours occurred in two high-end neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Police say A man was walking down the subway steps of the Franklin Street stop in Tribeca around 8:40 Saturday night when when someone demanded money.

When the man attempted to keep walking, the thief pulled out a sharp object of some kind and slashed the man along his throat.

David, a resident of six years was shocked to learn about the slashing and robbery.

"It happened right here, I'm shocked that it happened," he said. "It's a pretty safe neighborhood." 

The victim is described as a man in his 30s who was taken to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital where his remains in stable condition and is expected to survive. 

The suspect ended up taking just a few dollars and some cell phones.

Northbound trains bypassed the Franklin Street station for about an hour as the NYPD investigated the scene.

Approximately two hours later, a 26-year-old man was slashed on his right eye and left arm at Columbus Circle at the entrance of Central Park south.

Police say that victim knew his attacker and is expected to be okay.

So far no arrest has been made in either violent incident.