In a shocking incident on Tuesday night, two young girls were randomly attacked by a man while riding the subway in Park Slope. The assailant, described as acting erratically, kicked both girls in the head before fleeing the scene. The victims, aged 6 and 9, are now reportedly in stable condition after receiving medical treatment. The suspect remains at large, and authorities are actively searching for him.
The incident occurred as the girls, accompanied by their mother and younger brother, boarded a southbound Q train at the Atlantic Avenue station. At around 9:20 p.m., the family encountered a man pushing a shopping cart and exhibiting unusual behavior. Without warning, the man launched a sudden attack, kicking both girls in the head. He then exited the train at the Seventh Avenue station along Flatbush Avenue and escaped.
The young victims immediately experienced pain in their heads and were promptly attended to by medics. They were subsequently transported to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, where they are now in stable condition. The girls’ mother, understandably distraught, is cooperating with the police investigation.
Law enforcement officials are actively searching for the suspect, who is described as a man wearing dark clothing. The incident has raised concerns about safety on the subway, particularly for families and vulnerable individuals. The New York Police Department (NYPD) has urged anyone with information about the incident or the suspect’s whereabouts to come forward.
Incidents of random violence on public transportation are deeply unsettling and highlight the importance of maintaining a safe environment for all commuters. The NYPD is working diligently to apprehend the suspect and ensure the safety of the community. As the investigation continues, authorities are urging the public to remain alert and to report any suspicious activity that they see.