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.
For God’s sake don’t profile a black man because out of 660,000 some odd stop’n frisks
during the Bloomberg era, ONLY 10% were found with guns and knives. Our collective education and common sense is so negligible that not one journalist can perform one more calculation to determine that 10% may sound like ridiculously low odds BUT it also means 66,000……66,000….illegal handguns and knives/blades/razors were confiscated. Let’s repeat that again: 10% of 660,000 equals 66,000 everywhere but the U.S. But hey, let’s not deal with the reality of the situation. My, oh my, think of the calumnious harm that comes to that 90% who weren’t packing during the stop’n frisk. Better to have those 66,000 weapons where they belong, back in the pockets and backpacks of that 10% because
it’s just so dang unfair to the 90%. 66,000 fewer lethal weapons off the street? Just not worth it….only if ALL 660,000 stop’n frisked individuals were found carrying weapons then it’s permissible. And we wonder why we’re the laughing stock of the entire civilized world.