Man wanted in glass bottle attack inside subway station

Police have released new images of the suspect wanted for hitting a 23-year-old man with a bottle Monday night on a platform at the West 28th Street station in Chelsea. The victim suffered injuries to his neck, ear and back of the head.

Police are also searching for another man accused of a stabbing early on the morning of October 2 inside the West 4th Street station in Greenwich Village.

While the city’s latest crime numbers show transit crime is down 12.6% compared to last year, September saw increases in grand larcenies, felony assaults and robberies in transit compared to September 2020.

Police figures show that there has been a 25% jump in felony crimes in the transit system including 96 grand larcenies. That's compared to 64 grand larcenies in August and 55 of them in July. Subway robberies also jumped by 18% in September. There were 52 last month compared to 44 in August.

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Subway ridership continues to tick up. More than three million people ride on a typical weekday. 

What should they do to lessen their chances of becoming victims?

"Know who’s around you, stay alert and don’t stand near the edge of the platform," said MTA board member Andrew Albert.

Albert added that he believes more riders will deter some criminals.

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