A woman and a good Samaritan were injured in an unprovoked attack on a New York City subway train Tuesday, police said.
The New York Police Department told Fox News Digital that the attack happened on an L train bound for Manhattan’s 14th Street Union Square station just before 10:30 p.m.
The 28-year-old woman told authorities she sat in front of the suspect when she boarded a Manhattan-bound train in Brooklyn. As the train was entering the station, he allegedly assaulted her.
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Another rider, a 29-year-old man, tried to intervene and was also assaulted, police said.
Authorities said the suspect pulled out a sharp object and struck the woman multiple times. He sustained injuries to the left side of his face and palm.
The accused fled from the spot.
New York’s subway system is plagued by crime and random attacks on straphangers.
Last month, a good Samaritan was stabbed on the No. 6 train in Brooklyn while trying to break up a fight.
The New York Post reported earlier this month that since 2020, there have been 21 fatalities in the subway system. According to the data, this number is more than the 20 murders recorded between 2008 and 2019.
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Fox News’ Emma Colton contributed to this report.