Woman slashed in the face by armed thugs at NYC subway station as transit-related crime rises

The attackers pounced on the victim as she and a group of companions were walking down the southbound stairs at the A/C/E station at West 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue

Woman slashed in the face by armed thugs at NYC subway station as transit-related crime rises
In the 10th Precinct - which covers Chelsea - transit-related crime is up 80 per cent through September 4, compared with the same period in 2021 (18 incidents vs 10), NYPD statistics show (Representational Image/Spencer Platt Getty Images)
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MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: In a horrific accident, a group of thugs who were reportedly armed slashed a tourist in the face on Saturday morning, September 10. The cops revealed that the unprovoked attack took place at Chelsea subway station. The tourist has been identified as a 30-year-old from Belgium. The name of the victim has not been released.
 
According to the New York Post, four or five assailants took on the victim as she walked down the southbound staircase with a group of companions at 8.43 am. The unfortunate incident took place at the A/C/E station at West 23rd street and Eighth Avenue, as revealed by the NYPD. The cops shared that the group approached her and cut her face. The tourist was left with a wound that was treated at the scene.
 
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One of the women who saw the victim spoke to the cops shedding light on the attack. According to the woman, the victim spoke to cops after the attack with a bandage on the side of her face and neck. “It was like a family of tourists. You could just tell they weren’t from around here. Maybe European. They were speaking English, but with an accent,” said the woman, as reported by The New York Post.

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The latest gruesome news comes a day after a news of St Louis tourist getting approached and raped by a man who first offered her help was reported from Manhattan, New York City. The unfortunate incident with the 21-year-old tourist took place in the Times Square area. The woman was sent to Bellevue Hospital for treatment after the assault. The incident took place on September 1 at 3 am. The woman was at the tourist hotspot when the attacker showed up. The man initiated a conversation with the tourist while offering his help to find her way around the station. The woman was then accosted and raped inside the station.  

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According to The New York Post, transit crime is up 80 per cent through September 4 in the 10th Precinct which covers Chelsea as compared to the same period in 2021. A daily commuter identified as 33-year-old Brittany spoke of a frightening incident that happened to her saying, “It was 9 o’clock in the morning, It’s a very populated area. Criminals are getting bolder.” She continued, “An unhinged man was screaming at me and another woman on the subway. He was threatening us. It was scary.”

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An 83-year-old Chelsea resident said that two different homeless people were attacked with a knife near her 28th Street home in the last two months. “I’m much more aware of [crime]. I walk closer to the wall, I hold my bag closer, I don’t take the subway because of all the attacks on the subway”, said the old woman adding that she wasn’t happy with how the city was handling the increase in crime.”

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