Man Slashed in Neck During Robbery Attempt in Tribeca Subway Station

Police outside an exit of the Franklin Street subway station at North Moore and Varick Streets Saturday evening following the slashing of a man in the station. Photo: Carl Glassman/Tribeca Trib

Jun. 22, 2019

A man's neck was slashed during a robbery Saturday night in the Franklin Street 1 subway station in Tribeca.

According to police, the suspect approached the victim, 55, on the northbound platform around 8:40 p.m. and demanded money. After the man handed over two cell phones and $7, the suspect, described only as a black male in a hoodie, cut the victim in the neck before fleeing. The victim, who police said sustained a four-inch cut to the left side of his neck, was removed from the station by stretcher and taken to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. Police said the man was expected to survive. No other information on his condition was available.

As of Tuesday night, no arrests had been made.