A man was hospitalized after he was the victim of a brutal subway slashing across his face as crime continues to be a problem in New York City amid an explosion in transit crime in the city in recent weeks.
The news comes as attacks on the subway remain prevalent in the city and NYPD officer morale is at a low point.
The victim was headed southbound on the A train in Greenwich Village.
The train was stopped at the West 4th Street – Washington Square Station in Manhattan.
It’s unclear what led to the incident but the man was slashed across the face. A suspect has not yet been identified.
No word Saturday evening on the man’s condition, police said they’re looking for the attacker.
According to the NYPD’s latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020. Robbery was up by 15.8 percent and felony assault rose by 13.8 percent.
Transit crimes have skyrocketed as ridership struggles to return to pre-pandemic levels.
From the week of November 8 to November 14, transit crimes were up a whopping 140 percent from the same week in 2020.
In the last 28 days, transit crime went up 45 percent from the same period last year, with 186 crimes reported.
A man was hospitalized after being slashed across the face in Greenwich Village Saturday
The stabbing occurred inside the West 4th Street – Washington Square Station in Manhattan
The latest New York City crime statistics shows overall crime is up year-over-year
According to the NYPD’s latest monthly numbers, overall crime was up 11.2 percent last month compared with October 2020
The spike in overall lawlessness comes as the city grapples with an increase in visible, violent crime, including horrific subway and street attacks that have left New Yorkers terrified.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s policies have been blamed for the crime spike
Earlier in November, a man wearing a grinning mask inspired by the film The Purge attacked a stranger on the street with an ax. The 51-year-old victim was taken to a nearby hospital with a deep cut in his arm.
Days later, a man threw a Molotov cocktail into a Brooklyn bodega after an argument with employees. The workers escaped as the arsonist was about to throw a second one, but he was stopped by a witness.
An Asian woman was waiting for a subway in Times Square last week when police say a homeless man snatched her purse and shoved her onto the tracks.
The violent attack took place just before 1:45pm on the uptown R subway platform.
Witnesses immediately jumped into action and detained the suspect until police arrived to arrest him.
That came just a few days after a New York City subway rider waiting for a train Monday was shoved onto the tracks in the latest unprovoked attack on a straphanger as crime on the public transit system continues to soar.
The harrowing incident took place in Lower Manhattan about 5:30 am inside the Chambers Street station, where a 45-year-old man was pushed off the No. 1 train platform and onto the subway tracks by a deranged stranger.
The stunned victim was able to pull himself back up onto the subway platform before any trains approached.
Authorities said he was treated at the scene for minor injuries, including a small cut.
The most recent incident took place at 5:30 am inside the Chambers Street station, pictured, when a 45-year-old was shoved by a stranger, without warning, onto the subway tracks
Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch says he wasn’t surprised by results of the poll, adding ‘the intolerable environment and our substandard pay has every cop looking to get out as soon as they can’
And gun violence in the borough has significantly increased, with 28 percent more shootings reported this year as compared to last, according to police data.
Lame-duck Mayor de Blasio this month blamed the courts for New York City’s skyrocketing crime numbers as he touted a small decrease in the murder rate while ignoring an 11 percent jump in overall crime over October 2020.
The mayor cited statistics claiming that felony trials are down 92 percent from 2019. He also said pleas in felony cases are down 53 percent and sentencing is down 55 percent
‘I’ll tell you what’s not working, and this is a profound problem: Our court system,’ de Blasio said during a November 3 press conference.
‘After all the times that we’ve talked about the problems in the court system, we’re still seeing vey little change.’
A spokesman for the city’s court system slammed de Blasio’s comments in a statement provided to DailyMail.com.
‘Someone should alert the Mayor that Charles Lindbergh made it to Paris, since that would mirror how out of touch the Mayor is regarding activity in the New York Courts,’ spokesman Lucian Chalfen said.
The rise in general NYC crime has been attributed to the steep decline in the population at jail complex Rikers Island.
The rise in general NYC crime has been attributed to the steep decline in the population at jail complex Rikers Island
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea slammed the population drop and bail reform for letting suspects roam the streets after being released.
He noted that the number of suspects being released is evident in the decline in inmates at Rikers Island as there are currently about 5,400 inmates, while there were almost 6,100 a month ago, according to the New York Post.
The NYPD did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment