Attacker Slashes Sleeping Subway Passenger, Flees Scene: NYPD - NBC New York

Attacker Slashes Sleeping Subway Passenger, Flees Scene: NYPD

The victim was asleep on a train in the Beverly Road station in Brooklyn when he was slashed, police said

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    Attacker Slashes Sleeping Subway Passenger, Flees Scene: NYPD
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    • An attacker allegedly slashed a sleeping subway passenger before fleeing the scene, police said

    • The victim was asleep on a train in the Beverly Road station in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon when the attack happened

    • The attacker may have used a screwdriver to slash the victim, according to police

    An attacker allegedly slashed a sleeping subway passenger before fleeing the scene, police said.

    The 29-year-old victim was asleep on a no. 2 train in the Beverly Road station in Brooklyn Thursday afternoon when a man who appeared to be in his 30s slashed him, then $300 for him, the NYPD said.

    The attacker may have used a screwdriver to slash the victim, according to police, because investigators found the handle of a screwdriver in the train car.

    He fled the scene after the attack.

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    The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital for treatment, the FDNY said. He was expected to survive. 

    The alleged attacker was wearing a brown coat and carrying a backpack, according to police.

    No. 2 and 5 trains were temporarily delayed as EMS provided medical assistance to the victim.

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