Video of the disturbing Feb. 27 assault appears to show the suspect repeatedly try to slash another man with a large silver knife at about 8 p.m. at the West 4th Street/ Washington Square station.
In the footage released by the New York City Police Department, the victim is shown responding to the attack by hurling a beverage can at the assailant, spraying him with liquid. The victim, 28, sustained a wound to his left hand and was treated at the scene.
The suspect, wearing goggles on his forehead, blue and red sneakers and clutching a black backpack, fled northbound on the A or C train, according to cops.
The video does not show the beginning of the clash when the suspect and a group of three men, including the victim, accidently bumped into each other.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
The latest assault comes one day after the NYPD released statistics showing New York City subway crime in skyrocketed more than 200% from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.
A 43-year-old woman was sitting on a bench inside a Bronx subway station Monday when a stranger smeared feces on her head and face, the NYPD said.
Last week, a 57-year-old research scientist for the New York City Health Department was on her way home when William Blount, 57, allegedly struck her repeatedly with a hammer, fracturing her skull, according to police.