The incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. on the southbound platform of the Broadway Junction station, the New York Daily News reported.
The video of the incident, obtained by WPIX shows the victim, 52 years old, passing by the suspect, who was wearing a dark Nike sweatshirt. The suspect is seen confronting the man as he walks through, and the two start to exchange words. The suspect appears to lash out at the man while holding a weapon in his hand which causes the verbal fight to escalate into physical. The 52-year old then swung the alleged weapon at the man, before trying to escape from him, the footage claims to show. The man wearing the Nike sweatshirt appears to confront the fleeing 52-year-old close to the platform's edge, which causes them both to fall into the tracks, according to the video.
Police say that once they were on the train track, the victim cut his head, chest, finger, and ear, The New York Post reported. Police said that both of them returned to the platform before trains arrived at the train station, WPIX reported. The suspect is at large and the victim sought medical attention through private means, The Post reported.
Anyone with information on the location of the suspect's hideout or about the incident is asked to call New York Police's Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
The news comes because the rate of crime on transit within New York City has jumped significantly under the direction of Democrat mayor Eric Adams. Since January 1, the day that Adams was elected, until May 1, the crime rate for transit increased by a shocking 62.7 percent, compared to similar period in 2021, New York Police's statistics on crime indicate. Additionally, felony assaults are rising by 19.8 percent while misdemeanor violence has grown by 29.9 percent in the same time frame compared to 2021.