New York City man stabbed, pet dog slashed in subway station, police say

A homeless man was stabbed and his dog was slashed at a New York City subway station on Thursday morning, according to police.

The duo was inside the 14th Street Station at Sixth Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan just after 4 a.m. when a fight broke out between the 34-year-old, who was sleeping on a bench, and another man.

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Investigators said the fight escalated and the suspect stabbed the homeless man in the calf before slashing his pet Rottweiler in the leg with a knife, WABC-TV reported.

A homeless man and his dog were attacked Thursday morning at the 14th Street MTA Station along Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, police said.

A homeless man and his dog were attacked Thursday morning at the 14th Street MTA Station along Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, police said. (iStock)

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The suspect fled the subway station after the attack, authorities said. He was said to be a black man in his 30s, wearing a brown jacket, black pants and a black hat. The NYPD said a woman was with him during the incident.

Both the man and the dog were treated for their injuries and are expected to be OK, according to WNBC.

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Anyone with information on the attack is urged to contact NYPD's Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.