Detectives need the public’s help in finding the knife-wielding attacker who slashed a commuter on board a 4 train near Grand Central Station earlier this month.
The NYPD released photos and video of the suspect sought for the Nov. 21, attack, which occurred at 10 p.m. on a Bronx-bound 4 train approaching the Grand Central stop.
Law enforcement sources said the attacker got into an argument with the 53-year-old male victim. The words then escalated into a physical confrontation, during which the perpetrator pulled out a knife and slashed the man across his face.
Following the slashing, cops said, the suspect fled out of the train car after the train stopped at Grand Central. He ran in an unknown direction.
Officers from the NYPD Transit Bureau and EMS units responded to the incident. Paramedics brought the victim to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of a severe laceration and bleeding.
Cops described the slasher as a man between 30 and 40 years of age. He’s shown on camera climbing over a turnstile while wearing a black knit hat, a light-colored mask below his chin, a blue and black The North Face jacket, black pants and gray and white sneakers.
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 nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.