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. 

    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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