Michelle Kim

34-Year-Old Straphanger Shoved on Subway Stairs, Slashed in Leg in Another Unprovoked Attack: Cops

What to Know

  • A 34-year-old man was attacked on the stairs leading to a subway station in Queens Monday, authorities say
  • First, he was pushed without provocation; then, cops say, he said something and the situation escalated -- he got slashed in the thigh
  • The victim needed a few stitches; cops are still looking for the suspect, who was last seen wearing a black NorthFace coat

Authorities are looking for a man in connection with yet another bizarre, unprovoked subway attack -- this time in Queens. 

Police say the suspect, last seen wearing a black NorthFace coat, pushed the 34-year-old victim on the stairs leading to the Main Street 7 subway station in Flushing as the peak evening rush got underway Monday. 

No word were exchanged prior to the shove, police say, but the victim said something after he was pushed. An argument ensued. The suspect then slashed the victim on his left thigh with some sharp object before running off. 

The victim had to get a few stitches to close the wound. Anyone with information on the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. 

It was the second unprovoked subway attack in a matter of hours in the city. Later that evening, an 8-year-old boy who has autism was riding a train in Manhattan with his mother and sisters when a stranger walked over and punched him in the head without saying a word, authorities have said.

A homeless man was arrested in that case late Tuesday.

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