- Iain Forrest, 27, was performing at Herald Square station when an unidentified woman attacked him.
- The medical student was also attacked in June while playing in Times Square.
A cellist was hit in the head by a stranger wielding a water bottle while performing on the New York City subway the day before Valentine’s Day.
Iain Forrest, 27, a medical student and musician, was playing his electric cello at the 34th Street Herald Square station on the night of February 13.
In a shocking moment caught on video, an unidentified woman walked up, picked up the metal water bottle he had left on the ground, and smashed it over his head.
The bottle fell to the ground as Forrest clutched his head in pain.
Forrest wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that the woman fled the station and escaped to a nearby Macy’s, where she evaded city police.
Iain Forrest, 27, was playing the electric cello in a Manhattan subway station when an unidentified woman hit him in the head with a metal water bottle.
The medical student and artist was attacked on the night of February 13 at the Herald Square station on 34th Street. Forrest said the woman fled the station and escaped to a nearby Macy’s, evading NYPD officers.
Forrest is completing his MD-PHD studies at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
“This is the second attack I have suffered in less than a year while performing for New Yorkers in subway stations,” the artist wrote on social media.
‘I don’t think I can keep doing this. I will indefinitely suspend performances on the subway.
The first incident occurred in June, when Forrest was beaten and strangled by another man in Times Square.
Coincidentally, he was treated at Mount Sinai, the same hospital where he attended medical school.
Police say they are searching for a woman in connection with the latest attack, last seen wearing a mustard yellow jacket, a black beanie and a red scarf.
“No one in the transportation system, including musicians, should be subjected to violence, and when the NYPD catches up with the person who committed this senseless attack, they will be held accountable,” the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wrote in a statement. .
Forrest is a member of the MTA’s Music Under New York program, which schedules musical performances at transit centers across the city.
The 27-year-old performs under the moniker ‘Eyeglasses’ and plays electric cello covers as well as writing his own music.
The 27-year-old was punched and strangled by a stranger while performing in Times Square last June.
Police say they are searching for the perpetrator of the latest attack, who was last seen wearing a mustard jacket, a black beanie and a red bandana.
In addition to his studies, Forrest is a member of the MTA’s Music Under New York program.
He began playing on the subway before delivering a featured performance at Radio City Music Hall in 2020 and playing during the New York Yankees’ opening game in 2022.
He began playing in the subway before debuting at Radio City Music Hall with Josh Groban in 2020.
Two years later, the 27-year-old performed during the New York Yankees’ inaugural game at Yankee Stadium in 2022.
In addition to his musical pursuits, Forrest is completing an MD-PHD at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai after earning his doctorate in May.
Forrest did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.