Man slashed with box cutter in face, chest in Manhattan: Police
MIDTOWN, Manhattan — A man's face, chest and hands were slashed on a train at Bryant Park station Thursday morning, and his attacker is still being sought, according to police.
The victim was slashed with a box cutter in his face, chest and hands on the D train at 10:18 a.m. at the station, located at West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, police said.
He was transported in stable condition to Bellevue Hospital, the NYPD added.
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Blood was spattered along the platform, up the stairs and another 15 on the station's upper level, images showed.
The blood suddenly stopped, suggesting the victim collapsed, police on scene were overheard saying.
The victim's attacker is described as a heavyset black man, likely in his 40s. He was wearing a black jacket and gray sweatpants at the time, police said.
He is believed to have fled westbound from the station.
No arrests have been made, and a motive is unclear although police said the men were seen arguing before the incident.
Police tape temporarily blocked off the stairs leading to the B, D, F and M trains heading to the Uptown, Bronx and Queens areas.
The platform reopened one hour following the incident — at 11:19 a.m., but not before causing some commuters to miss their trains.
"It's pretty crazy, but you know what? It's a pretty good story," said Brandon Ditchek, a student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who was running late to class because of the closure.