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.READ MORE: Jury Begins Deliberations In R. Kelly Trial After 6 Weeks Of Testimony
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.READ MORE: NYC Teacher, Principal Unions Warn Of School Staffing Shortages When Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect; De Blasio Says Substitutes Standing By
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.MORE NEWS: Mayor De Blasio Says He Will Visit Rikers Island Next Week Amid Growing Pressure
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 NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.