MANHATTAN — A violent fight erupted, leaving one victim with 14 stitches to the ear, after one man brushed his leg up against another man's while riding the 6 train Thursday, police said.
Two men, ages 35 and 59, were cut and sprayed in the face with Mace in a fight with another pair of men at the 110th Street stop near Lexington Avenue around 9:40 p.m., police said Friday morning.
The brawl was sparked when the 59-year-old man sat down on the northbound train and his leg touched the man sitting next to him, according to police, who could not say whether the brush was intentional.
The argument escalated when the suspect and his companion whipped out a sharp instrument and Mace and attacked the 59-year-old and his friend, police said.
The 35-year-old was slashed in the ear and was rushed to Metropolitan Hospital, where he received 14 stitches and was released, according to authorities.
The 59-year-old had bruising on his face and was taken to the same hospital.
Police released an image of thee suspects who are both in their early 20s and remain at large, police said.
One assailant wore glasses, a maroon jacket and black hoodie, and stands 5-foot-8 inches tall and the other wore braids, black pants, a gray top and black sneakers, and is about 6 feet tall, police said.
The investigation is ongoing.