Surveillance camera has captured the shocking moment a woman was slashed in the neck by a stranger outside a Brooklyn subway station.
The incident occurred just after 4.30 am last Tuesday morning as the 24-year-old victim walked by the Franklin Avenue station in the Prospect Heights neighborhood.
The woman was seen exiting a convenience store before her attacker calmly approached her.
He then proceeded to pull out a sharp object and slowly slash her neck as she walked toward the subway station stairs.
The assailant made no attempt to conceal his identity, as he left the hood of his jacket down and his face on full view during the assault.
Surveillance camera has captured the shocking moment a woman (right) was slashed in the neck by a stranger outside a Brooklyn subway station
The woman was suffered a deep gash to her neck and was rushed to hospital in a stable condition, The New York Daily News reports.
The man managed to flee the scene without being apprehended.
Police have appealed for help identifying him.
Surveillance video shows he was dressed in navy sweatpants and a black coat with a fur trim.
Officers believe he is about 50 years old, 5 ft 10 in tall and weighs 180 pounds.
The horrific random attack comes as New York authorities struggle to combat a surge in crime.
Crime statistics for the month of November show that most forms of violent crime are on the rise when compared to last year.
The assailant made no attempt to conceal his identity, as he left the hood of his jacket down and his face on full view during the assault
Rapes and burglaries were up in November 2020 in comparison to the same month in 2019.
November also saw a whopping 112.5 percent increase in Big Apple shootings.
Meanwhile, homicides have also spiked for both the month of November and the year as a whole.
November saw 28 people murdered across the five boroughs – an average of almost one per day. So far in 2020, there has been a 38.4 percent increase in murders
The crime spike comes amid a $1 billion cut to the NYPD’s budget following passionate protests over the summer to defund the police.
‘Whatever the challenge, our NYPD officers have shown innovation and determination to get the job done this year,’ Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement.
‘Our work to reimagine the kind of policing New Yorkers deserve is always evolving, in line with our agency’s best traditions to reflect the needs of everyone in our city.’
The incident occurred just after 4.30 am last Tuesday morning as the 24-year-old victim walked by the Franklin Avenue station in the Prospect Heights neighborhood (pictured)