Subway Rider Slashed, Pepper-Sprayed By Spurned Panhandler: Cops

  • A Manhattan straphanger was slashed and pepper-sprayed by a spurned panhandler early Wednesday, cops said.
  • The 57-year-old victim was riding a northbound 1 train between West 42nd and West 50th streets around 1:30 a.m. when another man started begging him for money, authorities said.
  • When the rider refused to hand over any cash, the suspect pepper-sprayed him and cut him on the right arm with a knife, cops said.
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