New York City police are looking for a man who smeared human feces all over a woman’s face in yet another unprovoked attack inside a subway station.
The incident took place during rush hour in the Bronx and was captured by the station’s surveillance camera.
The NYPD released the footage of the incident on Sunday in an attempt to identify the attacker.
“🚨WANTED for an ASSAULT: On 2/21/22 at 5:15 PM, inside of the E. 241 St subway station in the Bronx, the suspect approached a 43-year-old woman sitting on the bench & struck her in the face & the back of her head with human feces. Any info?” NYPD News tweeted, urging anyone with information to message them or call 1-800-577-TIPS.
🚨WANTED for an ASSAULT: On 2/21/22 at 5:15 PM, inside of the E. 241 St subway station in the Bronx, the suspect approached a 43-year-old woman sitting on the bench & struck her in the face & the back of her head with human feces. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or call 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/8zCIHNMtgN
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 28, 2022
In the video, the man walks towards her with a black plastic bag before smashing the human feces inside it onto her face, then smearing it across the back of her head.
The man immediately fled the scene after the attack and has not been apprehended at this time.
The shocking incident took place just days after city health worker Nina Rothschild, 57, was bludgeoned with a hammer by a man named William Blount in another NYC subway station attack.
The hammer attack took place at Queens Plaza station just after 11:20 p.m. on Thursday.
In footage of the vicious assault, the woman is seen slowly walking down the stairs as a hooded man follows behind her. He kicks her twice from behind, but she clutches the railing and does not fall.
The attacker pulls out a hammer and repeatedly hits her in the head with it before stealing her purse and calmly walking away.
￼WANTED￼for a Robbery inside of Queens Plaza ‘E,M,R’ subway station #queensplaza #Queens On 2/24/22 @ 11:22 PM Reward up to $3500 Seen him? Know who he is? Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us! Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #YourCityYourCall pic.twitter.com/VDQogBIC0X
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) February 25, 2022
Rothschild was left in critical condition with a fractured skull.
The attacks are part of a trend of skyrocketing crime in the subway system.
The NYPD recently released data showing that stabbings and slashings in the subway are up 35 percent this year.
“For criminals, the subway is target rich and escape from detection and arrest is easy,” Michael Alcazar, a retired NYPD detective who is now an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, told the New York Post. “The transportation is built in.”
Alcazar also pointed to the disbanding of many NYPD units, including the homeless outreach unit, which he says “provided an invaluable service to identify the people that needed assistance. I question what happened to all the monies that was set aside by the previous administration to provide assistance for the homeless population.”
On Friday, Mayor Eric Adams addressed the subway problem and said he plans to deploy teams of school nurses, outreach workers, and cops to convince homeless people and the mentally ill to accept help, according to the Post.