Man slashed in face on East Village L train, NYPD says

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Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual wanted for questioning in connection to an assault that occurred in Manhattan on Feb. 3.

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan — A man was slashed in the face with a box cutter on a Manhattan-bound L train Wednesday morning, according to the NYPD.

Police said it happened just before 8:30 a.m., when a 61-year-old man was standing on the train when he got into a dispute with an unknown individual. The argument became physical, and the unknown man slashed the victim in the face with a box cutter.

The suspect fled the train at the First Avenue station and left on 14th Street.

The man was in his 20s, police said. He was last seen wearing a black North Face jacket, red hoodie, blue jeans, red bandanna, light colored sneakers, and a brown Louis Vuitton face mask.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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