NYC subway rider slashed while sitting on train in latest unprovoked attack in Manhattan

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11/29/22, at approx. 9:45PM, on the '2' train at W 72 St & Bway @NYPD20PCT Manhattan
11/29/22, at approx. 9:45PM, on the '2' train at W 72 St & Bway @NYPD20PCT Manhattan

NEW YORK – Another New York City straphanger was viciously assaulted while riding a subway train on Wednesday. According to detectives with the New York City Police Department’s 20th Precinct, a black male suspect approached a 49-year-old man sitting inside the 2 train and slashed the man with a knife or other sharp weapon.

The incident happened near West 72nd Street and Broadway at around 9:45 pm on Wednesday.

“The suspect, unprovoked, slashed a 49-year-old male victim while he was sitting on the train,” a spokesperson with the NYPD said Thursday night.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video exiting the station.

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