(DNAINFO) Trevor Kapp | January 28, 2016 — New Yorkers say they’re being extra cautious after a recent wave of seemingly random slashing.
“You don’t know who could slash you at any point,” said bike messenger and subway rider Anthony Rosario, 45, of Mott Haven, who said he’s been on his guard more than usual. “They’re not targeting people. It’s random.”
A 29-year-old straphanger was slashed across the hand Tuesday night by a mentally-ill rider who told her ‘I will chop you up on this train’ as she rode at the Eastern Parkway 3 train stop, police said.
On Monday morning, a 71-year-old woman needed 20 stitches after she was cut across the face at the Broadway-Lafayette station. Police arrested 21-year-old Damon Knowles for that attack, the NYPD said.