Man slashed in the face while exiting train station in Washington Heights, police say

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man was slashed in the face while he was exiting a train station in Washington Heights on Thursday afternoon, police say.

The 39-year-old was on the A train escalator at 181st St. and Fort Washington Ave. Police say he bumped into a man, who took out a knife and slashed the man in the face and neck.

The vicious attack shut down the busy station for two and a half hours through rush hour as the NYPD's evidence collecion team sorted through the mess.

The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition. Officials say he was conscious and alert.

No arrests have been made.

The suspect is described as a man in his twenties, and was wearing a backpack and a durag at the time.

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