MIDTOWN EAST — A man was stabbed in the face inside the Lexington Avenue 59th Street station Thursday afternoon, officials said.
The victim was attacked shortly after 12:30 p.m., fire officials said. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital with not life-threatening wounds, fire officials said.
Witnesses said the attack happened on the downtown 6 train platform. The station connects the Lexington Avenue 4, 5, and 6 trains with the N, R, and Q trains.
Delawar Hosen, 53, who works in the news stand on the downtown 6 train platform, said he saw a man take a bottle of water from his stand without paying.
Hosen said the man continued to walk down the platform, and then he overheard heard the sounds of a scuffle.
Shortly afterward, Hosen spotted the man sprinting past his newsstand with his shirt open and blood coming from his right shoulder.
"He yelled, 'Help me, help me," Hosen said.
Police said the victim claimed he is unable to recall exactly what happened after initially telling them he was attacked after a dispute with another man, whom he was unable to identify.