New York (CBSNewYork) – The suspect accused of attacking two people on the subway in Queens is now in custody.

Police say a subway rider was slashed across the face and another commuter – who ran over to help – was punched several times by the suspect.

Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue subway station in Queens. (Credit: CBS2)

It happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday night at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue station.

The NYPD says the attacker was caught at the scene however, the weapon used to slash the passenger’s face was not found.


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