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Police: 3 Injured In Union Square Subway Station Slashing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police are searching for a suspect accused of a slashing incident at a Union Square subway station Friday morning.

Police say the incident began as a dispute between two groups of men near Webster Hall that continued on the subway platform at the token both near 14th Street and Fourth Avenue.

One man was slashed on the left side of the face, a second was slashed on his forehead and a third was stabbed in the back, police said.

Fire officials say they were taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, CSB2's Janelle Burrell reported.

Subway service for uptown No. 4 and 6 trains are running express between Union Square and Grand Central.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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