Metro

Straphanger shot during robbery attempt at NYC subway station

A Manhattan straphanger was shot in a robbery attempt aboard a train at the Union Square subway station during the evening rush Monday, law-enforcement sources said.

The attack happened on an uptown train shortly before 5 p.m. when the suspect demanded the 42-year-old victim’s cell phone — and shot him in the left leg when he refused, sources said.

The unidentified suspect then fled the train.

The shooting happened on board of a train during an attempted robbery.
The shooting happened on board of a train during an attempted robbery.
Peter Gerber

Sources said the victim suffered non-life-threatening wounds and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The incident is just the latest in a months-long uptick in transit crime in the Big Apple.

The victim was shot in the leg and is in the hospital in stable condition.
The victim was shot in the leg and is in the hospital in stable condition.
Peter Gerber

On Saturday, a 52-year-old man was injured when he was shoved onto Brooklyn subway tracks during another robbery attempt.

Earlier this month, another man was attacked and stabbed during a squabble at a Greenwich Village station, police said.


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