A Manhattan straphanger was shot in a robbery attempt aboard a train at the Union Square subway station during the evening rush Monday, law-enforcement sources said.
The attack happened on an uptown train shortly before 5 p.m. when the suspect demanded the 42-year-old victim’s cell phone — and shot him in the left leg when he refused, sources said.
The unidentified suspect then fled the train.
Sources said the victim suffered non-life-threatening wounds and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
The incident is just the latest in a months-long uptick in transit crime in the Big Apple.
On Saturday, a 52-year-old man was injured when he was shoved onto Brooklyn subway tracks during another robbery attempt.
Earlier this month, another man was attacked and stabbed during a squabble at a Greenwich Village station, police said.