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Man Slashed In Subway System, 4th Such Incident Over Past Week

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police in Harlem are investigating yet another slashing in the subway system.

A 27-year-old man was rushed to the hospital after getting slashed in the face Sunday morning inside the Central Park North station at 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, CBS2's Ilana Gold reported.

The victim was on the southbound No. 2 train platform around 3:15 a.m. He was arguing with a woman, and that's when she apparently asked a stranger for help, police said. That man then apparently slashed the victim in the face and fled.

The victim was receiving stitches at a hospital and is in stable condition, 1010 WINS' Roger Stern reported.

This is the fourth slashing in the city's subway system in the past week.

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 platform in East Harlem, police said. That incident happened on the southbound No. 6 train platform beneath Lexington Avenue and 116th Street, police said.

The 110th Street Station saw two suspects detained in separate incidents Sunday morning, CB2's Steve Langford reported. Neither was believed to be connected to the slashing.

"You know so much crime I mean like what's it going to take for the police to be able to apprehend anybody about this crime that's happening right now," one man said.

One man at the Central Park North station told Stern he is concerned about the recent slashings.

"I do worry," he said. "This station sometimes can get a little shady, but other than that, I think it's usually OK."

Joseph Witherspoon said the recent assaults are seemingly becoming too common.

"It's a pretty crazy situation honestly," Witherspoon told CBS2's Hazel Sanchez. "Hopefully they get it under control."

Others said they won't let the incidents stop them from traveling underground.

"I'm a little nervous, but it's the only way to get around," a woman said. "So I'm not going to stop taking it unless I want to pay like $30 for an Uber every week."

Police are asking anyone with information about Sunday's incident to contact them.

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