Man slashes woman before punching another in random Brooklyn subway station attacks

Subway assaults suspect
Subway assaults suspect Photo credit NYPD

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — An attacker slashed a 30-year-old woman in the face before punching a 47-year-old woman in two back-to-back Brooklyn subway station attacks Wednesday, authorities said.

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The incidents happened inside of the Atlantic Ave.-Barclay’s Center station around 6 p.m., according to officials.

The suspect approached the first victim as she was standing on the platform waiting for a 5 train with a razor in his hand. He then slashed her left cheek, police said.

Subway assaults suspect
Subway assaults suspect Photo credit NYPD

When he ran upstairs to the mezzanine level, he punched the second victim in the face and then exited the station, cops said.

No words were exchanged with either of the victims in the random attacks.

The woman who was slashed was taken to Brookdale University Hospital in stable condition after treatment. The woman who was punched was taken to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital with a minor injury.


The attacker is described as being in his 40s with dreadlocks and was wearing a black shirt and black pants, officials said.

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