Man stabbed on subway train

August 9, 2008 6:42:09 PM PDT
A man has been seriously hurt in a violent confrontation with his girlfriend on a Manhattan subway, and both are under arrest. Police say the couple got into a fight shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, and the man punched the woman, who then plunged a pen into his shoulder.

Police say the man initially lied to transit police, telling them another man had stabbed him on the train under busy Union Square.

After investigating the incident, police arrested the man on charges of filing a false police report, assault and criminal contempt. The woman had a protection order against him.

The girlfriend also has been arrested on an assault charge.

The man is in serious condition at St. Vincent's Hospital.

Police have not released their identities.

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