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.
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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.