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Woman, 19, slashed on neck and back at Essex St. subway station

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A man savagely slashed a young woman entering the Delancey St./Essex St. subway station early on the morning of Fri., June 10, in what police are calling an unprovoked attack.

According to cops, the 19-year-old victim was walking down the subway stairs at the corner of Essex and Delancey Streets around 4:50 a.m. when an unidentified man approached her from behind. He placed her in a chokehold, then slashed her multiple times on the neck and back. The attacker then fled out of the station. 

A video clip showing the alleged suspect at two locations, first inside a Ludlow Street smoke shop, then walking at Rivington and Essex Streets. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

The victim was transported to Lenox Health Greenwich Village in stable condition for treatment of her injuries.

A police spokesperson did not have more information to share about the attack or the suspect, other than to say there has been no arrest and the investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as around 30 to 35 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds, with a medium build, short curly black hair and a black full beard. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black-and-white bandana on his head.

Police released surveillance video and photos of the alleged suspect, showing him at a smoke shop at 101 Ludlow St. and also walking on the sidewalk at Rivington and Essex Streets.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

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