News Man slashed by sleeping straphanger on Brooklyn G train platform, NYPD says Police tape at an undated crime scene. Photo Credit: iStock By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox February 29, 2016 11:55 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A straphanger was slashed in Brooklyn early Monday after he tried to wake up a sleeping man on the platform of the Classon Avenue G train station. The 33-year-old victim tried to wake the suspect, 54-year-old Anthony Purdie, at about 3:15 a.m., police said. Purdie, who was stretched out along a bench, is then accused of slashing the man on the nose with a box cutter. Purdie was charged with assault and menacing, police said. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.