Man is slashed in the neck with a BOXCUTTER on NYC’s Wall St. subway: Police hunt suspect who fled on foot in latest violent attack
- The victim was attacked on a northbound 4/5 train on Tuesday at 6.09am
- Police say he engaged in an altercation with his attacker, who pulled out a boxcutter and slashed his neck
- The attacker – described by cops as a man in his 30s with ‘dark skin’ and wearing a sweatshirt – fled the scene and remains at large
- The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he is expected to survive
- The incident is the latest in a spate of violent attacks across the subway and the city
- New mayor Eric Adams has vowed to crackdown on crime but has yet to ease New Yorkers’ fears
A man had his neck slashed with a boxcutter on the subway on Tuesday morning in the latest frightening act of violence in New York City.
NYPD officials say the victim, in his forties, was traveling on a northbound 4 train when he and another man got into an argument.
The other man, who is described by police as being in his 30s with ‘dark skin’ and wearing a sweatshirt, pulled out a boxcutter and cut the man’s neck before fleeing at Wall Street subway station.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he is expected to recover.
Police are now searching for the suspect.
New mayor Eric Adams has vowed to crack down on the problem but so far has failed to ease New Yorkers’ fears.
NYPD cops at the scene in the Wall Street subway station on Tuesday morning after a man was slashed in the neck with a box cutter
The victim was on a northbound train when he was attacked. He is understood to have disembarked at Wall Street. He was then taken to the hospital
Violent crime is soaring across all of New York City. Subway violence is up by 70 percent
An NYPD spokesman told DailyMail.com on Tuesday morning in the immediate aftermath of the incident: ‘An unidentified male in his 40s was slashed once in the neck with a boxcutter during a dispute on a northbound 4 train.
‘Suspect is male, with dark skin in his 30s wearing a grey sweatshirt. He fled from the station on foot.’
The stabbing is the latest in an uptick of violence on the subway that has coincided with commuters returning to the office after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The subway station was blocked off during rush hour on Tuesday because of the attack
An NYPD officer directing a commuter elsewhere on Tuesday morning while the subway station remained sealed off
It is also part of a wider trend of rising crime that the NYPD is struggling to keep a lid on.
Shootings are also on the rise; on Monday night, an innocent 61-year-old woman was shot and killed in the Bronx after getting caught in the crossfire of three men.
Juana Esperanza Soriano De-Perdomo died after being hit by a stray bullet shortly after 7pm. She was walking near a deli at the time.
Mayor Adams last month promised a designated subway police task force to tackle crime, but its focus was on escorting homeless people off trains and challenging fear beaters.
During one 48-hour period in February, six people were stabbed on trains.