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Subway slasher leads police on wild chase

Victim sliced at Union Tpke. station

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Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 10:57 am, Thu May 1, 2014.

It was a tiring Easter Sunday for some of the officers of the 112th Precinct.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Kristopher Brown, 35, of Brooklyn, led police on a wild pursuit after allegedly slashing a 26-year-old man in the face on the Manhattan-bound E train platform at the Union Turnpike subway station in Kew Gardens.

After the attack, Brown boarded a Q46 bus heading eastbound on Queens Boulevard, according to authorities.

A witness to the attack provided police with Brown’s description and which bus he was riding on, and officers eventually stopped the bus, which was carrying 30 passengers, near the intersection of Union Turnpike and 147th Street, police said.

When police asked the riders to disembark, Brown, with his jacket covered in the victim’s blood, stood up, laughed and escaped the bus through the rear door, according to authorities.

Brown discarded his bloody jacket and led the officers on a foot pursuit through the homes lining the Grand Central Parkway service road between Main Street and Parsons Boulevard.

A resident informed pursuing officers of a noise he heard in his backyard, and using the jacket Brown discarded, a police K-9 dog was able to track the Brooklyn man, who was arrested without incident behind the resident’s fence, according to authorities.

Brown was positively identified by the officers who stopped the bus as the man who fled the scene, police said.

The victim of the armed assault was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.

According to police, the relationship between the suspect and the victim is unknown, as is what their dispute that led to the stabbing was about.

Some published reports said the victim was stabbed in the eye, but police confirmed he was slashed, saying his significant loss of blood led to some initial confusion as to his exact injuries.

— Christopher Barca

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