Police are searching for a man they say attacked another man with a machete inside a subway station in midtown Manhattan last week.
According to the NYPD, around 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, a man approached another 46-year-old man on the staircase inside the 34th Street and Penn Station 1 train subway station, displayed a machete, and struck him on the head with it.
The 46-year-old man suffered a severe laceration, police said.
EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was treated. His condition is unknown.
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Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
This is one of the latest instances of apparently random criminal acts in the subway system.
February marked the start of New York City's new “Subway Safety Plan”, a 17-page program to fight the massive spike in transit crime in the still-recovering city. The already underway effort aims to help out the city's sprawling subway system, which has been plagued by crime and aggressive behavior over the last few months.