A man was slashed in the face and hand after bumping into another passenger on a train during rush hour in Manhattan this morning.
Police say the incident happened around 8:30 a.m. when the 60-year-old victim boarded a northbound N or R train at the 57th Street-Seventh Avenue station. The victim and the alleged slasher, whom police describe as a male Indian in his mid-40s, bumped into each other and exchanged words.
The assailant took out a small pocket knife and slashed the victim in the left side of the face and hand, according to cops. The victim sustained minor injuries and was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital in stable condition.
The slasher fled the train at the 63rd Street station stop and is still at large. Cops add that the investigation is ongoing.
Earlier this week, a 33-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in the neck and hand on an M train in Brooklyn after an argument over 50 cents.