2 Men Slashed In Broken Beer Bottle Brawl At Times Square Subway Station
Two men were slashed with a broken beer bottle when a brawl broke out early Friday in the Times Square subway station, police and witnesses said.
The fight erupted about 4:30 a.m. in front of the elevator on the Seventh Ave. side of the station’s passage to the Eighth Ave.
The two victims, 24 and 33, were approached by five men, according to a witness and police sources.
An argument began and at some point one of the men in the group of five took a Corona bottle and smashed it over one victim's head. The attacker and a pal then took glass shards from the broken bottle and began beating and slashing both victims.
The 24-year-old was cut in the throat, hands and arms and began bleeding profusely, according to the witness.
"One guy, he took the bottle and smash, on his head," said Sohar Wardhi, a newsstand worker who witnessed the melee in the city's busiest subway station. “He was slicing, slicing, and the one guy was covered in blood, all down his shirt."
The five suspects fled as the two wounded men staggered to look for help. The 24-year-old, his neck spurting blood all over the walls and floor of the station, climbed several flights of stairs to the exit on 41st St. and Seventh Ave., where he collapsed.
The 33-year-old was slashed in the face. Both were taken to Bellevue Hospital, where the younger man was in serious but stable condition.
Cops collared one 22-year-old suspect and were hunting the others.