A man accused of starting a knife fight and critically wounding another man at the Times Square subway station is in custody, according to police.
The busy station turned into a crime scene early Saturday morning when police said a 22-year-old gathered with a group of people became violent.
Somewhere along the passageway between 7th and 8th avenues, the alleged aggressor pulled out a knife and stabbed a 23-year-old in the group in the abdomen and leg.
The incident happened around 2:30 am
Both men were taken to Bellevue Hospital to be treated for their injuries; the suspected knife-wielder received a slash wound in the melee.
Police said they recovered a knife at the station believed to be used in the fight.