Man stabbed during robbery on N train in Brooklyn

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man was stabbed during a robbery on a subway train in Downtown Brooklyn Friday morning.

The incident happened on a northbound N train in the Atlantic Avenue - Barclays Center station just after 11:30 a.m.

The 33-year-old victim, who was riding the train from his home in Elmhurst, Queens, was taken to Methodist Hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries with a stab wound to the torso.

The suspect ran out of the station with the victim's iPhone and fled the area.

Police described him as an 18-year-old man with a neck tattoo, approximately 5-foot-5 with a thin building and hair either in braids or a twist. He was wearing a gray and black jacket with white lettering on it.

Other passengers told detectives he had been pacing the train before the attack, making them uncomfortable.

Subway service was temporarily affected but has since resumed.

Slashings and stabbings are up currently up 10.7 percent from this time last year, which is actually down from the larger increases of 20-plus percent reported earlier this year.

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