Man Slashed on 6 Train Near Grand Central

A woman walks along the platform as a number 6 train of the New York City subway passes by 13 December, 2002, at Grand Central Terminal in New York. The 34, 000 member Transit Workers Union is threatening a strike if their contract with the Metropolitan Transit Authority expires at 12:00 AM, 16 December, shutting down subway and bus service across the city.
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There’s been yet another subway slashing in New York, this time on a northbound 6 train near Grand Central. A husband and wife were riding the subway around 3:30 a.m. when the suspect — who was allegedly drunk — began making fun of the woman. The two men began to argue, when the suspect reportedly pulled a knife from his backpack. The suspect lunged at the other man, slicing his fingers and hand as the victim tried to defend himself from the attack.

The victim, whose injuries weren’t life-threatening, and his wife got off at Grand Central to get medical help. The suspect got away, though it’s unclear if the slasher fled at Grand Central or just stayed on the 6 train and kept riding uptown. Cops are still searching for him. 

In March, the NYPD launched “Operation Cutting Edge,” the real name for the department’s initiative to cut down on these seemingly random knife attacks. As of a month ago, slashings were up 20 percent so far this year, though other violent crimes, such as murders and shootings, were down.