A man waiting for a subway train at the 28th St. stop in Gramercy Park, New York City, was the victim of an unprovoked attack on Saturday evening. According to the police, the 50-year-old victim was sprayed in the face with a noxious liquid by a stranger at around 5:30 p.m. The attacker then proceeded to stab the victim repeatedly in the face and head with a metal object. After the assault, the assailant fled the scene by jumping off the platform and running across the tracks to the opposite side of the station.
The victim was promptly taken to a nearby hospital, where he received stitches for cuts to his face and head. He informed the police that he had no prior knowledge of or interaction with the attacker before the incident occurred.
Surveillance footage captured the suspect leaving the station. However, due to most of the attacker’s face being covered, it remains unclear whether the suspect is male or female. The suspect was seen carrying a cream-colored handbag and a jug of milk during the attack, according to the authorities.
Law enforcement officials have released the surveillance footage to the public and are seeking assistance in identifying the assailant. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.