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Police: Man says he was hit in head with sword inside sheath at Chambers Street subway station

NEW YORK – Police are investigating after a person mentioned he was hit in the head with a sword at a subway station in Manhattan. 

The man reported the incident shortly earlier than 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Chambers Street station at Park Place and Church Street.

He instructed police he acquired in an argument with a person on the prepare and as they acquired off at the station, the suspect hit him in the head with the sword that was inside its sheath, or cover, at the time. He was taken to the hospital with cuts to his brow.

Police are looking for the suspect. 

CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis spoke with a person who mentioned he works close by and noticed the sufferer after the assault.

“He had blood gushing off his forehead and he was talking in a loud voice and yelling. He walked over to a squad car just by Broadway and Park Place and he was talking to the cops that somebody had a samurai sword in his hands and hit him in the face with it,” the witness mentioned. “He was saying, ‘I didn’t do nothing, I didn’t do nothing.'” 

As police proceed to analyze the incident, sources inform CBS2 the sufferer was arrested in 2017 for placing a pretend rice cooker bomb on the subway. He served time in jail for making the terroristic menace and is at present on parole.

Thursday’s assault comes lower than 12 hours after one other subway rider was stabbed Wednesday evening on a northbound 2 prepare on the Upper West Side. 

Police mentioned a person stabbed the 26-year-old sufferer after an argument. The sufferer’s buddy then pepper sprayed the suspect. He fled onto a northbound 1 prepare.

Anyone with details about both stabbing is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You may submit a tip via their website or through DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are saved confidential.  

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