NEW YORK — Police say a knife-wielding man slashed and wounded a rider on a subway train after first robbing another rider.

The chaos began around 6 a.m. as a C train was leaving the station in Harlem, when the man pulled a knife on a 28-year-old, according to the Daily News of New York. ( ) The thief stole a backpack, and then moved on to a 61-year-old man, who refused to give up his belongings. The man had a metal rod and attacked the robber. The two fought, and the robber slashed the 61-year-old before running to another train car.

Police were waiting for the suspect on the platform and arrested him when the train arrived.

No one else was injured. The 61-year-old was taken to a hospital with minor wounds.

Information from: Daily News,

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