Victim stabbed, robbed by man who asked him for a cigarette on the subway


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A 34-year-old man was assaulted and robbed by a man who asked him for a cigarette on a Manhattan subway Tuesday, police said.

The victim was riding a southbound F train near 34th Street-Herald Square around 10 p.m. when a man approached him asking for a cigarette, authorities said.

When the victim went to give the man the cigarette, he tried to steal cash from him at which point a physical struggle between the two happened, according to officials.

The man stabbed the victim in the torso with an unknown object before the fight spilled out onto the 34th Street-Herald Square platform, cops said.

Robbery and assault suspect
Robbery and assault suspect Photo credit NYPD

The victim was stabbed another time in the left shoulder before the attacker stole his backpack and $200 cash and fled the scene.

Emergency responders transferred the victim to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue to be treated for the stab wounds.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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