Woman was burned with chemical thrown at her face by another passenger in the chaotic New York Subway
A 21-year-old girl was burned in the face by an unknown substance in an attack at a New York Subway station this morning in Brooklyn (NYC), police said.
The attack happened around 1 am at the Winthrop Street station, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood, and the victim was left in critical statebut stable. The attacker followed her up a flight of internal stairs at the station and splashed the chemical in her face before fleeing.reported The New York Times.
The victim sustained injuries to the left side of his face and was taken first to Kings County Hospital and then to Jacobi Medical Center in The Bronx, which operates a specialized burn center. Officials at that hospital did not immediately respond to requests for more information.
The victim was leaving the station after getting off a train on line 2. Apparently the suspect began to argue with her and when she was going to the stairs she ran and splashed her with the unknown liquid, burning her face. After she fled, she reported Daily News.
Police released photos and video of the suspect, but she has not been identified. NYPD has not yet announced what type of substance was used in the attack.
Serious crimes, including homicides, rapes and robberies, have increased 40% this year on the Metro compared to 2021, according to the latest statistics from the NYPD.
In general, this year there has been a long list of dramatic situations in the New York subway, including robberies, attacks, accidents, natural deaths, suicides and fatal overdoses, in addition to homicides. Yesterday a fifteen-year-old died when he fell while “surfing” on a subway car that was crossing the Williamsburg Bridge.
No arrests have been made or suspects identified. Anyone with information should call to 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.