Four teens ‘slash New York subway rider after he argued with one for stepping on his foot’

Four teens are accused of slashing and punching a man riding the subway in New York City (Picture: New York Police Department)

Four teenagers allegedly slashed a New York City subway rider who confronted them after one of them stepped on his foot.

The unidentified 48-year-old man was on a northbound B train around 4.20pm on Wednesday when he encountered the group appearing to be around 16 and 17 years old.

One of the teens stepped on the man’s foot as the train moved, and an argument ensued, according to the New York City Police Department.

The group of teens proceeded to punch the man in his face and arms and used an unknown sharp object to cut up his forehead, police said.

After the attack, the teens got off the train at the Cathedral Parkway-110th Street station in Morningside Heights and fled.

The victim was transported to BronxCare Health System for treatment and has been discharged.

Police released a video on Friday showing teens wearing ski masks leaving the station through the turnstile.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police department.

It is the latest slashing on the subway system that has been ridden with crime since many New Yorkers have resumed commuting to work as coronavirus cases drop.

On Tuesday, a after they got into an argument while riding a northbound 4 train. The suspect in his 30s fled on foot at the Wall Street station in lower Manhattan. Meanwhile, the victim, in his 40s, was transported to Bellevue Hospital and expected to recover. 

In another dispute at a Bronx subway station on Wednesday of last week, a man .

And on March 16, a woman on a D train approaching the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue station in Brooklyn. The victim was taken to NYU Langone Hospital in stable condition.


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