VIDEO: Man kicks, slashes woman on Queens train for standing too close to him: NYPD

Kimberly Dole
August 06, 2020 - 3:39 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are searching for a man they said slashed and kicked a woman he thought was standing too close to him on a Queens train earlier this week.

On Wednesday, at approximately 4:30 p.m., inside the Junction Boulevard Subway Station at the corner of 82 Street and Roosevelt Avenue, officials said a 29-year-old woman boarded the southbound '7' train and stood in front of the suspect who was seated by the train doors.

The suspect kicked the victim and shouted at her, according to police.

The victim took out her cell phone and began recording him, and the suspect began cursing at the victim.

He then took off a lanyard with a folding knife attached from around his neck and began swinging the knife at the victim, officials said.

The victim fled the train at 82 Street after she suffered a cut to her left arm and the suspect remained on board.

She refused medical attention.

Police describe the suspect as a man with a medium complexion, approximately 28-years-old, 6'0" tall, slim build, brown eyes, with close-cut short dark hair.

He was last seen wearing a blue long sleeve t-shirt, grey shorts, and dark grey sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).