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New York City has a subway slashing problem

NEW YORK - Police say a man was slashed in the face in the sixth such attack in the New York subway and on streets this year.

The 27-year-old victim was assaulted Sunday morning in a Harlem station.

CBS New York reports the attack took place inside the Central Park North station at 110th Street and Lenox Avenue.

The victim was waiting for a No. 2 train just after 3 a.m. while arguing with a woman on the platform. Police say that after she asked another man for help, the man she asked for help from slashed the victim and fled.

A man attacked a 71-year-old woman Monday morning on a D train pulling into the Broadway-Lafayette station, police said.

On Tuesday, a 29-year-old woman was slashed in the face on a No. 3 train, police said. He allegedly pulled out a knife when she bumped into him.

Suspects have been arrested and charged in both of those incidents.

Yet another man was slashed Wednesday night on a subway platformin East Harlem, police said. That incident happened on the southbound No. 6 train platform beneath Lexington Avenue and 116th Street, police said.