NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating a pair of subway attacks that happened Thursday in Manhattan.
The latest incident was reported shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday at the Christopher Street station in the West Village.READ MORE: MTA Urging City To Take Action As Felony Assaults On Subways, Buses Rise
Police said a man was standing on the northbound 1 train platform when he was approached by a stranger who punched him in the face.
The victim fought back, and the suspect allegedly stabbed him in the stomach.
He was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.READ MORE: Woman Pushed Onto Bronx Subway Tracks: 'I Thought I Was Going To Die In That Moment'
Earlier that morning, police said a 72-year-old man was pushed at the 5th Avenue and West 42nd Street station.
The suspect allegedly shoved him from behind, causing him to fall onto the 7 train platform.
He was taken to the hospital with swelling and bruising.
The attacks come just a day after transit officials called for more resources to curb the violence.MORE NEWS: Demanding Answers: New Yorkers Grow More Concerned About Subway Crime, Curtailed NYPD Involvement In Mental Health Crisis
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.