BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) – A woman was randomly slashed in the face by a man while waiting on a New York City subway platform, police said.
The unprovoked attack happened inside the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station in Brooklyn just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, NYPD officials said.
A 30-year-old woman was standing on the northbound No. 5 train platform when a man came up to her and slashed her in the face with a sharp object, according to police. The assailant then allegedly fled up the stairs to the station’s mezzanine level and randomly punched a 47-year-old woman in the face, police added.
EMS took both victims to hospitals for treatment, authorities said.
The suspect — believed to be in his 40s — hasn’t been caught by police.
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