Suspect questioned in subway slashing

A 71-year-old woman was slashed in the face by a stranger on a Manhattan subway train on Monday. Police took a suspect in custody Tuesday. Detectives are questioning the individual.

It happened on the southbound 6 train as it was approaching Bleecker Street around 7:15 a.m.

A man sitting across from her got up and slashed the left side of her face. It was unclear what provoked him.

Both the man and woman got off the train when it stopped. The suspect escaped on a southbound D train and the NYPD is still looking for him.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was listed in stable condition.