On Saturday evening just before 6 p.m., according to the NYPD, a 34-year-old woman was minding her own business in the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall subway station when a man came up to her and tried to talk. When she ignored him, he spat at her; when she laughed at him after that, he “allegedly took out a sharp instrument, slashed the woman in the arm and then fled.”
After becoming a living reminder that it’s not that catcall that bothers people so much as the fear of what it might escalate to, the woman was treated at Beekman Hospital later that evening. The police released security footage of the suspect, which you can watch above, via Gothamist.
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