MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Police arrested a man Friday for allegedly attacking a subway rider with a box cutter, slashing him on the face, chest and hands on a train at Bryant Park station.
The victim was slashed with a box cutter in his face, chest and hands on the D train at 10:18 a.m. Thursday at the station, located at West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, police said.
Surveillance footage showed the alleged attacker, seen wearing a dark colored long sleeved shirt and dark colored pants, fleeing the subway station. He is described as being between 30 to 40 years old, 6-feet to 6-feet 6-inches tall and about 230 to 240 pounds.
The victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition , the NYPD said.
Blood was seen spattered along the platform, up the stairs and about another 15 feet on the station's upper level.
Police on the scene were overheard saying the blood then suddenly stopped, suggesting the victim collapsed.
The attacker's motive is unclear, although police said the men got were arguing before the physical altercation.
Police tape temporarily blocked off the stairs leading to the B, D, F and M trains heading to the Uptown, Bronx and Queens areas.
The platform reopened one hour following the incident — at 11:19 a.m., but not before causing some commuters to miss their trains.
"It's pretty crazy, but you know what? It's a pretty good story,” said Brandon Ditchek, a student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who was running late to class because of the closure.