Creep slashes woman’s face in Manhattan because she refused to talk to him: Cops

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The suspect wanted for slashing a woman at the 23rd Street subway station in Chelsea on May 4, 2020. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Detectives are looking for the assailant who slashed a 45-year-old woman’s face after failing to strike up a conversation with her at a Manhattan train station this week.

Police released on May 7 a photo of the man involved in the attack that occurred at 9 p.m. on May 4 inside the 23rd Street station on the A/C/E line in Chelsea.

According to law enforcement sources, the victim stood in the turnstile area of the station when the perpetrator approached and tried to engage her in a conversation.

When the woman declined to speak with him, cops said, the suspect pulled out a sharp object and sliced her left cheek, then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 10th Precinct and NYPD Transit District 2 responded to the incident. Paramedics brought the victim to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.

Police did not release a physical description of the suspect. He’s shown in the picture wearing a black doorag, a white surgical mask, a gray sweatshirt, light-colored pants and black and white sneakers while carrying a dark-colored backpack.

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.