Shocked straphangers alerted police to a subway slashing after they discovered an intoxicated 39-year-old man with a gash to his face on an A train in Harlem early Monday, police said.
Riders found Robert Gaston slashed from ear to chin when they boarded the southbound A train at the West 145 Street station at about 12:14 a.m., police sources said.
The witnesses alerted police of the incident when the train stopped at the 81st St.-Museum of Natural History station, police said.
The victim was uncooperative with investigators. He did not tell police who attacked him or where it occurred.
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The man was treated for his wound at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell.