A straphanger was punched in the face by a unhinged stranger in a ski mask who tried to slit his throat inside a Bronx subway station, cops said Sunday.
The attacker followed the 49-year-old victim to the top of the staircase to the street at the Morrison-Soundview Aves. Station about 5:45 a.m. Friday Feb. 12th, where he ambushed him.
The assailant punched the victim in the face and slashed his neck with a sharp object, police said.
Medics took the wounded man to Jacobi Medical Center where he was treated and released, cop said.
The unprovoked attack comes as subway stations have seen a spate of frightening bloodshed.
Earlier this month, a mentally ill homeless man went on a rampage over the weekend, stabbing four people, two fatally, during a horrifying 14-hour stretch.
The MTA pleaded with the city for 1,000 cops to help patrol the increasingly dangerous subway system.
Police released surveillance images of the suspect Sunday and are asking the public’s help tracking him down.
He was wearing a black ski mask over his face, red-and-black gloves, a black jacket and dark jeans, cops said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.