NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was slashed during a quarrel in the Canal Street A, C and E train station in SoHo late Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The attack happened around 5 p.m. at the station, at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street, police said.

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Police sources told CBS2 the victim was exiting the station and the suspect was walking in when they met at the turnstile.

They got into a quarrel and the victim was slashed, sources said. The victim was cut from the ear to the throat on his face, police said.

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The victim was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, where his condition was reported as stable, police said.

The suspect fled the station and headed back up to the streets, sources said. He was described as a man about 6 feet tall.

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It was not known late Tuesday what the victim and suspect were quarreling about.