NYC subway driver attacked with hammer, suspect on the run


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A New York City subway rider was beaten with a hammer at a Manhattan station on Tuesday night, authorities said.

The attack happened around 9:30 p.m. on the platform of the 14th Street and 7th Avenue subway station, FOX5 New York reported, citing police.

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When the male victim accidentally bumped into another man on the platform, the man pulled out a hammer and hit the victim in the head, police said.

File – A New York City subway rider was beaten with a hammer at a Manhattan station on Tuesday night, authorities said.
(Metropolitan Transport Authority)

The victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital for medical attention. No update on his condition was immediately available.

The suspect fled and has been at large since Wednesday morning. Police described him as wearing a red jacket, red shoes and blue jeans.

New York City has seen an increase in transit crime this year, with 428 incidents reported year-to-date, an 81.4% increase over the same period last year , according to NYPD data.

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On Sunday, a violent career criminal allegedly slashed a subway passenger in the face around 8:30 a.m. near the Lower East Side station in Manhattan.

The suspect, Brendan Dowling, 40, had been released without bond for a similar attack on a woman in Brooklyn in December 2020.


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