Video of suspect wanted in Bleecker Street slashing released

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NOHO, Manhattan —Police have released video of the suspected slasher in Friday's attack at Bleecker Street subway station.

Early Friday morning, the suspect approached the 55-year-old victim while he was sitting on a bench on the southbound 6 train platform, police said. The victim noticed the suspect was using a sharp object to cut open his pockets and began resisting, resulting in slash wounds, according to police.

The suspect was able to steal his money and fled, police said.

Edward King and his friend from Crown Heights were leaving a friend's birthday party to head home when they found the victim climbing up the subway stairs and bleeding profusely. They applied pressure to his wrists and kept it elevated before calling 911.

The victim suffered slash wounds to his hands, arm and neck, according to police. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

A police source said the victim is a tourist from Israel and the cameras near the turnstiles aren't functional.

In January, a 21-year-old was charged with slashing a 71-year-old woman's left cheek on a northbound D train as the doors opened.

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