A Brooklyn subway passenger was assaulted by two teenage boys waving a knife after he asked them to stop smoking on the train, police said Thursday.
Before her attackers escaped, the 45-year-old victim was able to use her cell phone to take photos of them and even record a video of one of them showing her the peace sign.
Police officers released that video Thursday and are asking for the public’s help in identifying and tracking down the suspects.
The victim approached the girls on an A train and asked them to put out their cigarettes around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday. Outraged, one of the teens pulled out a knife and the victim was struck on the back of the head with an unknown object.
When the train stopped at the next stop, the Nostrand Ave. station in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the smokers ran out, police said.
The victim, cut on the back of the head, refused medical attention.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.