Brooklyn subway slasher attacks man who tried to break up C train fight: cops

Brooklyn subway slasher suspect
The subway slasher in Brooklyn who attacked a 44-year-old man on board a C train Wednesday night, May 10, 2023.
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Transit detectives in Brooklyn are looking for the subway slasher who attacked a man who got involved in a dispute on board a C train earlier this week.

The NYPD released on Saturday morning images of the attacker sought for the assault that occurred at 9:50 p.m. on May 10 on board a Euclid Avenue-bound C train near the Clinton-Washington Avenues station in Clinton Hill.

Based on a preliminary investigation, police learned that the suspect got embroiled in a dispute with another man on board the train when the victim, a 44-year-old man, intervened. 

That led the perpetrator, authorities said, to pull out a sharp object and slash the 44-year-old man in the face. Following the attack, cops said, the slasher departed the C train at the Franklin Avenue stop, then fled in an unknown direction.

The incident was reported to the 79th Precinct and NYPD Transit District 30. EMS rushed the injured man to Kings County Hospital for treatment of a facial laceration.

Police described the suspect as a man with short dark hair, standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a baseball hat, a black hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored pants.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.