NEW YORK, NY — The New York City police are looking into a cutting incident that occurred on the train. The altercation began when one traveler asked another to stop smoking while inside the subway car.
According to the police, a 45-year-old man was sliced with a box cutter at the end of an altercation that began with a request and developed into an assault.
The assault took occurred on Tuesday evening on an A train that was traveling in the opposite direction as it entered the Nostrand Avenue subway station in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.
According to the police, the man went up to the unnamed woman who was smoking inside the train car as they were doing so.
“The victim asked the individuals to stop smoking, at which point the individuals displayed a box cutter and hit the victim in the back of the head with an unknown weapon,” the police stated. “The victim urged the individuals to stop smoking.”
“The individuals escaped the subway station on an unknown route after they had finished their conversation. The victim suffered a head wound but did not seek medical assistance after the incident.
No arrests have been made.