Two subway stabbings early Tuesday left three riders injured, police said.Credit: Metro File Photo
Three riders were hurt in two stabbings on subway trains in Manhattan and Brooklyn early Tuesday, police said.
In the first incident, a 30-year-old man was stabbed in the head and stomach during a robbery on a southbound Q train around 2:30 a.m., police said.
Cops said two suspects boarded the train at the Atlantic Avenue station. The men robbed a 50-year-old rider at knifepoint, demanding $50.
The man gave them $20 and the suspects moved to a different car, where police said they demanded money from another rider.
Police said the second rider refused and was stabbed by the suspects, who then fled the train at the Prospect Park station.
The man is in stable condition at Kings County Hospital. Police describe the suspects as Hispanic and in their 20s, with tattoos on their arms and hands.
In the second incident an hour later, two teens were riding a downtown 4 train in East Harlem when they were stabbed, police said.
Around 3:40 a.m., two 18-year-old men were slashed in the face near the Lexington Avenue-116th Street station, police said. One of the victims was also slashed in the arm.
They were taken to St. Luke's and Harlem Hospital in stable condition.
Investigators believe the teens got into an argument with two black men that turned physical, police said.
Both investigations are ongoing, police said.
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