Man critical after being slashed numerous times in Brooklyn subway station

Police from evidence collection gather debris after the attack on a man in the Church Avenue station. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

A 31-year-old man was slashed in the face and throughout his body inside the Church Avenue station in Brooklyn this afternoon, police officials said.

Police say they are seeking to young males, description not yet given, who attacked the man at 1:40 p.m. inside the Church Avenue station at Nostrand Avenue in Flatbush. The busy station servicing the north-bound #2 line, was splattered with blood from one end to the other, forcing the closing of half the station from the south east side.

The victim, who has not been immediately identified, was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he is expected to survive.

It is unclear what prompted the very violent attack by the two young men that sent straphangers into a panic. Police were on the scene for several hours gathering evidence and video surveillance from local stores.

“I can’t believe how much blood was all over the floors and the walls, I hope he is ok,” one straphanger lamented as he looked at the bloody floor, adding, “It doesn’t make you feel safe.”

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

Police guard the outside of the Church Avenue station after slashing seriously injured a man. (Photo by Todd Maisel)
Blood was splattered throughout the Church Avenue station after the violent attack. (Photo by Todd Maisel)

Todd Maisel