Subway commuter's face slashed at Bleecker Street - Metro US

Subway commuter’s face slashed at Bleecker Street

Bleecker Street subway station
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A subway rider had her face slashed in a random attack aboard a downtown 6 train.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Monday, a 71-year-old woman was attacked by a stranger sitting across from her on a 6 train as it approached the Bleecker Street station, ABC reported. The unknown man got out of his seat and slashed her face, leaving a 4-inch gash across her left cheek.

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The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, CBS reported, adding that police are still searching for the suspect.

The suspect, described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic man aged 18 to 20, was wearing red pants and black sneakers, ABC stated. At Bleecker Street, he got on a southbound D train.

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This incident is one of several recent face-slashing attacks to take place in New York. Last month, a woman was attacked in a Chelsea face-slashing, and a teenager had her face slashed in a Whitestone, Queens, assault.

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