Masked Man Slashes Sleeping Subway Rider's Neck: NYPD - NBC New York

Masked Man Slashes Sleeping Subway Rider's Neck: NYPD

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    Sleeping Rider Slashed by Masked Man on Subway

    Police say a masked man with spiky hair slashed the victim's neck without saying a word.

    (Published Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A man was slashed in the neck by a stranger as he slept on the subway, police said

    • The victim was on the E train near 14th street when he was slashed, police said

    • No words were exchanged before the stabbing and there was no attempted robbery, police say

    A man who was sleeping on the subway was slashed in the neck by a masked man who had crept up to him in a train car early Saturday, police said. 

    The 33-year-old victim was asleep on the E train near 14th Street when a man with spiky hair in a winter mask quietly slashed his neck, according to the NYPD. 

    No words were exchanged and there was no robbery attempt in the slashing around 5 a.m., police said.

    The attacker fled through the subway exit at Eighth Avenue and 16th Street, according to police. 

    Mitchell Leff/Getty Images, File

    The victim was brought to Bellevue Hospital, the FDNY said. His condition remained unknown Saturday night but his injuries were said to be non-life-threatening. 

    Police haven't made any arrests. 

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