Asian Straphanger Slashed Across the Face in Unprovoked Attack at Delancey Station

Posted on: March 8th, 2022 at 5:03 am by

An Asian straphanger was slashed across the face in an unprovoked attack on the subway on the Lower East Side Sunday morning.

Cops said that the 41-year-old victim was traveling on a northbound J train as it entered the Delancey Street/Essex Street station at about 8:30am, when a stranger slashed his face with a razor blade.

The NYPD has deemed the attack as “unprovoked.”

The victim, however, was able to flag police officers, who collared the attacker, Brendan Dowling, as he fled the station.

Cops charged the 39-year-old Dowling with assault and tampering with physical evidence. He allegedly tossed the blade onto the roadbed while running away from the scene.

According to the New York Post, Dowling was arrested December 16 on criminal possession of stolen property charges after allegedly swiping construction tools from 43 Exchange Place.

This slashing is the second violent attack at the Delancey Station in as many weeks. As previously reported, a junkie on a northbound J train bludgeoned a straphanger with a pipe who asked him not to shoot up on the train.

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