By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man’s trombone was stolen after he was attacked on the subway in Midtown, police say.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. on Aug. 28.

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Police are trying to find the person accused of attacking a man and stealing his trombone on the subway in Midtown on Aug. 28, 2021. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

According to police, a 48-year-old man was on a southbound A train when he got into a fight with a stranger.

When the train stopped at the 34th Street-Penn Station subway station, the stranger allegedly pulled out a knife, punched the man in the head several times and snatched his trombone.

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The suspect then got off the train with the instrument and ran. Police say he also got away with two phone chargers.

The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for cuts and swelling. He was last reported to be in stable condition.

Police have released surveillance photos and video of the suspect.

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Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team