By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A person is in custody after a man was stabbed on a Brooklyn subway during the Monday morning commute.

It happened just after 8 a.m. on a Manhattan-bound R train in Bay Ridge.

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Witnesses told CBS2 it started as a fight between two men.

“They started going at each other, punching each other. A gentleman pulled out a knife, stabbed another gentleman around the neck and around the head area,” said Nester Retrepo.

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“He got blood all over his chest… He’s like, ‘I’m dying, I need help, I need a towel, I need a shirt,'” said Mark Mazella.

Witnesses said they called police as the men got off the train at 77th Street.

Police said the men were taken to the hospital in stable conditions.

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There was no immediate word on what started the fight.

CBSNewYork Team