The attacker who was caught on shocking video randomly cutting a woman with a box cutter in Times Square over the weekend has been identified by the NYPD.
Anthony Evans, 30, was named a suspect in Sunday morning’s attack on a 59-year-old woman walking along Seventh Avenue near West 42nd Street. The department released the photo of Evans on Monday evening.
The victim – a seamstress who has lived in the city for decades – was pulling a shopping cart down the block when the suspect walked up behind her, raised the gun in the air and cut the blade on her right hand, images previously posted by police shows.
Evans said nothing before the attack and fled the scene afterward, cops said.
The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
The victim’s 23-year-old daughter, who asked that her name not be used, told the Post on Monday that the assault left her mother “traumatized.”
“It was a very violent event, a very violent thing to do,” the girl said. “I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, even my worst enemies.”
“I hope it wasn’t for malicious reasons,” the girl said.
“I just want to make sure it’s clear that we don’t know what the motivation behind the attack is,” she added. “If it’s related to mental health, I hope [the suspect is] find and receive[s] the necessary treatment. If the attacker had malicious reasons, I hope he will be found and prosecuted.
No additional information was available on the suspect Tuesday morning.