The NYPD is looking for two men possibly involved in a slashing and robbery at a Bronx subway station.
Around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, as a 2 train approached the Jackson Avenue station, a rider was slashed in the face and robbed of his backpack, CBS2 reported.
The victim, 26, got off at the Jackson Avenue station, but the suspects continued on the train, CBS2 added.
The suspects were described as two men in their 20s, according to ABC7. The victim was moved to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.
“This is one of the few crimes that is going up,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was quoted by CBS2, describing New York’s slashing and stabbing trend. “At the same time it’s going up at a level that is a concern to us, that’s the additional effort we’re putting into it.”
Southbound 2 trains were bypassing Jackson Avenue as police conducted an investigation into the Tuesday morning slashing, ABC7 added.
People with information about this incident are asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or 1-888-57-PISTA for Spanish.