Man slashed, robbed while on subway at Jackson Avenue station

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- A man was slashed during an apparent robbery on a subway in the Bronx Tuesday morning.

Police say the 26-year-old was cut in the head while on a southbound No. 2 train at around 1:15 a.m.

According to authorities, the train was pulling into the Jackson Avenue station at Westchester Avenue when two men approached the victim and took his backpack. When he tried to keep his bag, the suspects allegedly slashed him in the forehead, face and wrist.

The victim stumbled off the subway train onto the Jackson Avenue platform. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The suspects, two men in their 20s, may have stayed on the train. No arrests have been made.

Southbound 2 trains skipped Jackson Avenue for several hours during the investigation.

There have been 899 slashings and stabbings this year, compared with 746 last year, a 20 percent increase.

"Slashings and stabbings aren't going away," NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said. "That's the reality. We live in New York City. It is one of the few crimes that is going up, going up that is at a level of concern to us."

Anyone with information is asked to call police.
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