The New York City subway system. 

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A 60-year-old man and his dog were reportedly slashed on the subway in Harlem. 

Sunday evening, at around 5:14 p.m., a 60-year-old man got into an argument with a 20-year-old man on the MTA. Police reported that the verbal dispute escalated into a physical altercation. The men were arguing on a northbound number 2 train station approaching 125th street and Lenox Avenue. 

Police told Metro that the alleged slashern has been identified as Gabriel Delacruz, 26, of the Bronx. 

CBS reports that police said the Delacruz appeared "heavily intoxicated” and used a box cutter or something similar to it; to allegedly slash the elderly man over his left eye. 

 

The assailant also allegedly slashed the victim’s pet dog  a pit bull. 

Delacruz has been arrested and is facing charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest, harming a service animal, and violation of local law.  He was also treated for a cut on his forehead. 

The victim was taken to the hospital and is stable condition; however there is no word on the condition of his dog. 

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