Man slashed in face after dispute on subway train in Brooklyn

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A suspect is on the loose after a man was slashed across the face on a subway train in Brooklyn Friday night.

The incident happened on a southbound 5 train near the Sterling Street subway station in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

Police say a 68-year old male victim got into a verbal dispute with the suspect that escalated into a physical confrontation.

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The suspect then brandished a knife, slashed the victim on the left side of his face causing a severe laceration and fled the scene, authorities say.

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EMS responded and transported the victim to Kings County hospital in serious but stable condition.

Police are searching for suspect who is described as a male, 20-30 years of age.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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