Victims Slashed Across Arm, Throat In Separate Manhattan Attacks

June 23, 2019 - 12:03 pm

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

Police say a man was walking down the subway steps of the 1 train Franklin Street stop in Tribeca around 8:40 p.m. when someone demanded money from him.

The assailant ended up slashing the victim across the throat and stealing a few dollars two cell phones, according to police.

The victim was in a hospital in stable condition Sunday.

Trains bypassed the station for an hour amid a police investigation.

“I’ve never heard of anything like that,” a resident named David who lives beside the Franklin Street stop told WCBS 880. “That’s so shocking. I can’t believe that happened.”

About two hours after the Tribeca attack, a 26-year-old man was slashed across his arm at Columbus Circle, near the southwest entrance to Central Park.

The victim is expected to be OK.

No arrests have been made in the incidents, and police have yet to release surveillance video.