MIDTOWN MANHATTAN (PIX11) – A man attacked a person with a machete inside Penn Station, causing a severe laceration to the victim’s head, the NYPD said.

The machete attack in Midtown Manhattan happened on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m., police said. The suspect approached a 46-year-old man on the staircase at the 34th Street-Penn Station 1 train subway station, pulled out a machete and struck the victim in the head. The victim suffered a severe cut to his head and was treated at a hospital.

The NYPD didn’t say what may have led to the attack. Police are still trying to identify the suspect.

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