Woman, 36, stabbed in the thigh while awaiting the subway in midtown Manhattan: NYPD hunting man in his 20s in a jean jacket
- The woman was waiting for the southbound M train on Monday night around 6pm when she was attacked
- The assailant, described as a man in his 20s wearing a jean jacket, is being hunted by NYPD
- The victim was taken to Bellevue hospital where she is expected to recover from her ordeal
A 36-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in the thigh by an unknown assailant while awaiting a train on the New York City subway.
The incident happened just after 6pm in midtown Manhattan, at the 34th Street Herald Square station.
The woman was wheeled out of the station and taken to Bellevue hospital.
The suspect is described as being in his 20s, and wearing a jean jacket. No arrests have been made.
The attack comes amid heightened anxiety on the city’s transport systems, six days after a disturbed man opened fire in a Brooklyn train, shooting ten people and injuring a further 13.
A 36-year-old woman was taken to hospital on Monday evening after being stabbed in the thigh while awaiting a train in midtown Manhattan
The victim was taken to Bellevue hospital in Manhattan following the attack
The woman was attacked in central Manhattan at rush hour on Monday evening
Eric Adams, the mayor of New York, and the NYPD immediately increased the police presence on the subways to reassure residents.
But the city has for many months been troubled by a rise in violent crime on the subway, with a spate of random attacks.
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