KEY POINTS

  • The incidents happened Wednesday at a Brooklyn subway station
  • No words were exchanged between the suspect and the women
  • People with information regarding the suspect can contact Crime Stoppers

New York City police are looking for a man who allegedly slashed a woman in the face at a Brooklyn subway platform. He then ran upstairs and punched another woman in the face in another unprovoked attack.

The incidents took place around 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station, NY Daily reported. The first victim, a 30-year-old woman, was waiting at the platform when the attacker approached her, took out a sharp object that looked like a razor blade and slashed her in the face, police said.

He came across another woman, aged 47, in the mezzanine of the station and punched her repeatedly in the face, ABC7 said. The suspect then fled to a nearby street. The woman suffered bruises in the attack.

No words were reportedly exchanged between the attacker and the women before the incident.

Both women were taken to separate hospitals and their conditions were stable.

Surveillance footage showed the suspect, a man in his 40s with dreadlocks, was wearing a black shirt and pants. No arrests have been made yet.

In a separate subway crime, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg after an altercation with a group of six men on the platform of the Grant Avenue station on Wednesday. Police said the victim got into a fight with the group and one of them opened fire, which hit him in the left leg. Paramedics took the youngster to a nearby hospital in stable condition. The suspects fled the station after the incident.

Anyone with information about the suspects can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

Subway commuters are on edge amid increasing incidents of violence during transit. According to data from New York City Police Department, assaults on subways rose more than 16% this year compared to the previous year.

FILE PHOTO - An empty subway car is seen during the morning rush, following the outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New York