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23-year-old subway slashing victim in the Bronx speaks out

Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 17:34:58-05

MOTT HAVEN, the Bronx — The 23-year-old woman who was wounded in an unprovoked subway attack is speaking out.

Rabia Bugum said that she was on the 6 train at about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx when a strange man began following her from car to car.

Bugum said the man then started slashing her with a sharp object.

She says that she screamed for help—but no one stepped in until after the attack.

The NYPD has released surveillance video of a man who they are looking for in the investigation of this seemingly random attack.

The man in that video was wearing a black jacket and green hat.

The woman has several stitches, including near her forehead.

Authorities say that this attack has prompted police to revamp their strategy in subway security.