Cops Search For Suspect After Passenger Slashed Aboard M Train

A fight between two passengers led to a slashing aboard an M Train heading from the Lower East Side to Brooklyn last night.

It happened at around 6 p.m. as a 50 year-old man and a woman boarded the downtown train. According to a report from Channel 4, they began yelling at each other. “The shouting got so intense,” police said, that “the woman whipped out a small razor blade and gashed the man on his left arm.” 

After the train came to a stop at Hewes Street, the woman walked away, disappearing into the subway station. The victim was treated for a cut on his arm.

The suspect is described as a 40 years old woman, weighing 150 pounds. She had several tattoos on her arms, neck and face. If you can help find the woman pictured here, contact Crime Stoppers.

 

Travel Alert: Overnight Train Shutdown Feb. 27-March 2

It doesn’t happen for another week, but this is going to be a big inconvenience for a lot of people, so here’s an early head’s up about a total overnight shutdown of subway service to/from the Lower East Side.  As part of the MTA’s new “Fastrack” program, the B, D, F and M trains will be offline 10 p.m.-5 a.m. from February 27 to March 2.  The idea behind Fastrack is to to “inspect, maintain, and upgrade stations, tracks and signals in less time, at less cost.”   During the outage there will be shuttle bus service between Bleecker Street to/from the Grand Street B/D station.