UPPER WEST SIDE, N.Y. (PIX11) – Police are looking for a suspect accused of slashing a man while they rode the A train in the Upper West Side early Tuesday morning.

The incident happened as the train was approaching the 72nd Street station. The suspect slashed the victim across the forehead with a box cutter while they were arguing with each other, according to authorities.

The suspect fled at the 72nd Street station, police said. The victim rode the train until 96th Street, where he was treated on the scene for his injuries, according to authorities.

Police describe the suspect as wearing a purple jacket and gray pants.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, 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).

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.