Police are searching for a woman who allegedly slashed another subway rider’s face with a knife after telling her to stop eating on the train (Pictures: NYPD)
A woman is being hunted after she allegedly slashed a fellow passenger on a subway train in New York.
The victim, 33, says she was told to stop eating by her alleged attacker who then showed her a knife and slashed her on both sides of her face.
The incident happened on the D-line train at 10.30pm last Wednesday and the suspect fled at Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue station in Brooklyn.
The victim was taken to hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.
Police released pictures of a dark-haired woman in a dark jacket with a light-colored zip-up sweater and blue jeans, heading through the station’s gates.
They have also offered a $3,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.
It is one of the latest violent incidents in the city’s crime-ridden subway system. The police department also shared video of a March 14 incident showing a group of unidentified individuals attacking a 14-year-old boy at the Van Siclen subway station in Brooklyn.
The group punched the boy in his and head repeatedly. The boy was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover, and the suspects remain at large.
In another gruesome attack, a man was caught on camera smearing feces on a woman’s face at the East 241st Street subway station in the Bronx in late February.
Police have released images of the unidentified suspect (Pictures: New York Police Department Crime Stoppers)
A suspect, Frank Abrokwa, was arrested weeks later after allegedly committing another crime, violating the conditions of his supervised release from the excrement incident.
The February 21 crime took place just three days after New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a Subway Safety Plan that deploys 1,000 police officers in an effort to to curb crime across the transit system.
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