A 71-year-old woman was slashed in the face while riding a northbound D train in NoHo on Monday morning, police said.
Police said that the suspect slashed the left side of the victim's face after the doors opened at the Broadway-Lafayette stop just after 7 a.m. He then fled the station on foot, cops said.
Police said the suspect, believed to be about 25 years old, didn't say anything to the woman beforehand.
The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center, where she was treated and released. It was not immediately clear where she was headed when she was attacked.
Cops described the suspect as approximately 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that the alleged assault occurred on a southbound 6 train based on information provided by police.