Surveillance footage was released Monday of the Boston Red Sox cap-wearing maniac who allegedly went on a slashing spree — targeting three women at random — inside the Big Apple subway system.
The brazen assaults began on the 4 train platform at the 86th Street and Lexington Avenue station around 4:15 p.m. Sunday, when cops said a 19-year-old woman was slashed in the right leg from behind after getting off the train.
The suspect then slashed a 48-year-old woman’s right leg as she waited on the platform before he jumped on the southbound 4 train and fled, according to police.
Less than 20 minutes later, cops said the alleged knifeman went up to a 28-year-old woman sitting on the train near the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station and slashed her left leg.
Sources told The Post the gash to the woman’s leg was so deep that a tourniquet had to be applied before she was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect jumped off the train and disappeared, according to police.
MTA surveillance footage from the last attack captured the stabber fleeing the station.
Photos and video released by the NYPD Monday show the suspect jumping the turnstile at the station, wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap and a white T-shirt emblazoned with a cartoon character on his chest.
He is 5-foot-8 inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds, police said.
Police were initially unsure if all three attacks were carried out by the same suspect, but confirmed on Monday that he is believed to be behind all of them.
Cops are asking anyone with information about the suspect and the incidents to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-8477, or online at crimestopers.nypdonline.org.
SOURCE: New york post