MIDTOWN — A woman was stabbed in the shoulder during the evening rush as she was waiting for an R train Wednesday, police said, and her fiancé believes the attacker used some kind of syringe to cut her, he told DNAinfo.
The 37-year-old woman was on her way home, waiting on the subway platform at the 49th Street station near 7th Avenue when she felt a sharp pain after a man bumped into her around 6:30 p.m., according to police.
The man, in his 40s, and the woman did not exchange any words, police said and she did not see anything in his hands, according to sources.
The victim immediately called her fiancé after the incident.
"She was panicking," Kevin Moore, the victim's fiancé told DNAinfo New York, "and I was angry."
Moore told her to rush back to their Astoria apartment.
Once there, they took off her blouse and realized she had a small puncture wound on her right shoulder, Moore said, adding it looked like a "syringe" wound.
The couple rushed to Queens Mount Sinai where doctors confirmed the wound that had been caused by a “small object,” officials said.
The victim got tested for a battery of diseases as well as HIV, Moore said, adding he was concerned his fiancé had been injected with something.
“This [guy] is very dangerous for women. We don’t know if he’s trying to spread diseases. This just doesn't make any sense. I just hope the cops find him. I’m nervous,” he said.
The victim was talking to detectives on Thursday afternoon as the police was trying to draw a sketch of the suspect, Moore said.
She has described the suspect as blond and wearing blue plaid jacket, sources said.
A spate of random slashing in the subway in recent weeks has left commuters on edge and on Wednesday, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said he would increase police presence in the subway system.
Editor's Note: Earlier, the NYPD released video of a suspect but the police said Saturday it was determined that the individual depicted in the video was not involved in this incident. The video has been removed from this story.