Between delays and service changes, things are pretty bad these days for New York City subway riders. Adding to straphangers list of things to worry about are slashings. And no, we don’t mean budget slashing, though that’s a fear too. NYPD say two women got into an altercation over seating on a Bronx subway train according to ABC News, resulting in one of them being slashed.
The incident occurred just as the morning rush hour started, at 6:30 a.m. Thursday on a Manhattan bound 6 train. A 53-year-old woman and another woman who according to WPIX 11 was in her 40s began arguing near the Castle Hill Ave. subway station. The younger woman said there wasn’t enough room to sit down next to her. The 53-year-old didn’t care and sat down anyway. That’s when the younger woman pulled out a sharp object and dragged it across the older woman’s knee, causing a long gash.
The slasher made a quick exit once the train pulled into the Parkchester station. Police aren’t sure what the weapon was that she used. The victim was taken to the Jacobi Medical Center nearby, where she was treated. Fortunately for her fellow comuters, subway service wasn’t impacted. According to New York’s Daily News, the NYPD says slashings are actually down 1% across New York City’s five boroughs. Finally some good news for a change.