Women slashed, punched in face in random Brooklyn subway station attacks

A man slashed a woman in the face in an unprovoked attack on a Brooklyn subway platform, then ran upstairs and repeatedly punched another random woman in the face, police said Thursday.

The first victim, age 30, was standing on the northbound 5 Train platform at the Flatbush Ave./Atlantic Ave. station in Prospect Heights when the unhinged man approached her around 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, cops said.

women slashed, punched in face in random brooklyn subway station attacks

NYPD released a photos of a man who slashed a woman in the face in an unprovoked attack on a Brooklyn subway platform. (DCPI)

He randomly pulled out a sharp object and slashed her in the face.

The attacker then ran up the stairs to the mezzanine level of the station and began punching a 47-year-old woman in the face.

He eventually ran up the stairs to street level and took off, police said.

women slashed, punched in face in random brooklyn subway station attacks

NYPD released a photos of a man who slashed a woman in the face in an unprovoked attack on a Brooklyn subway platform. (DCPI)

Medics took the 30-year-old woman to the Brooklyn Hospital Center and the 47-year-old woman to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Both were listed in stable condition.

Police are still looking for the man, described as in his 40s with dreadlocks and last seen wearing a black shirt and pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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