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Police: Man In Brooklyn Subway Attack Told Victim 'I Will Chop You Up'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- There has been another attack on a subway train.

It happened on a southbound No. 3 train between Atlantic Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The 29-year-old victim said the suspect told her "I will chop you up on this train" before hitting her with a sharp object wrapped in a cloth, police said. The suspect also accused the victim of blocking the train doors.

The woman suffered a cut to her right hand and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The attack happened the same day that a 21-year-old man was arrested for the random slashing of a 71-year-old woman on a D train.

The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 5'9" tall, weighing 175 pounds, police said. He has short dark hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket, green cap, green camouflage pants and a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, visit the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

Subway stabbing/slashings are up 14.86 percent for the month of January, according to police. There have been 286 attacks so far compared to 249 in January 2015.

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