At about 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, a 49-year-old man riding a northbound 2 train approaching the 72nd Street station was, without provocation, approached by an unknown suspect who “slashed him in the face with a razor,” NYPD officials alerted members of the media this morning.
The victim sustained a laceration across his nose and was transported by EMS to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.
The suspect is on the loose, and police have put out a call for help from the public.
The following surveillance photos and video of the suspect were obtained.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.