Man charged for slashing another man during fight on subway platform in Brooklyn

Kimberly Dole
August 04, 2020 - 8:29 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police arrested a knife-wielding man after he sliced a man in a subway station in Brooklyn on Monday, officials said. 

According to police, 21-year-old Ricky Diaz, is facing assault and weapon possession charges after slashing 34-year-old Vedal Folks under his right eye at the Jay St.-MetroTech station in Downtown Brooklyn.

The Daily News reports that Around 3:10 p.m., in an attempt to start a fight, a drunk Folks punched Diaz in the back of the head while on the subway platform causing Diaz to brandish a knife.

Folks was taken to Methodist Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.