Man slashed outside Manhattan subway station; chases attacker

UNION SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police say a man slashed by a stranger in Manhattan chased his attacker right onto the subway.

It happened Saturday outside the Union Square subway station.

According to the NYPD, the 29-year-old victim had exited the station at about 11:40 a.m. when the suspect approached him from behind and used an unknown object to slash him on his back.

The victim chased the individual into the East 14 Street/Union Square subway station, where he boarded a northbound "6" to parts unknown.

The man was taken to Beth Israel Hospital for treatment to his injury.

Police released a photo of the man they are looking for:

The NYPD describes him as a male Hispanic, light complexion, approximately 35-40 years of age, last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and dark sunglasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
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