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Cops release surveillance footage of Manhattan subway slashing suspect

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Cops released surveillance footage of the man who allegedly slashed a fellow straphanger with a box cutter on a Manhattan train this week.

The 61-year-old victim was standing near the doors on an L train around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when a stranger suddenly kicked his bag, sparking a dispute between the two men, police said.

The argument turned violent when the suspect slashed the man across the right cheek with a box cutter before bolting from the train at the 14th Street and 1st Avenue station, cops said.

Video released late Wednesday shows the suspect inside the station, wearing a Louis Vuitton face mask, a black North Face jacket, a red hoodie, blue jeans, a red bandana and light-colored sneakers. He’s described as between 20 and 30 years old.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The suspect behind the slashing of a straphangerDCPI

An MTA employee who called 911 described the victim’s injury as a deep gash.

“It was an older man. His face was slashed,” the worker said Wednesday. “It was bad. It was very deep. The string from [his] mask was inside of [the slash wound]. He was bleeding profusely.”

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