A man who was struck by a train after being viciously attacked by two assailants on a New York subway platform is lucky to be alive.
Surveillance footage of the incident shows the assault transpiring at 3.04am Saturday morning at the Union Square subway station in Manhattan.
Police said the unidentified 41-year-old victim was waiting for a southbound Q train when he got into a verbal argument with two men across the tracks.
Police said the unidentified 41-year-old victim was waiting for a southbound Q train when he got into a verbal argument with two men across the tracks
According to police, the situation quickly escalated after the men ran through the station to confront the victim on the other side, punching him in the head before fleeing the scene.
The men, who were waiting on the other side of the tracks, crossed over to confront the victim at 3.04am Saturday morning (Pictured: Union Station subway platform)
The blow knocked the man onto ground, with his head landing near the edge of the platform, according to The New York Daily News.
Police said the man was taken to nearby Bellevue Hospital, where he was treated for multiple fractures to his face and skull, and bleeding on the brain.
Police said the alleged assailants were photographed by the subway’s security cameras and have released their images to the public.
Authorities said they are on a manhunt to apprehend the two individuals and ask anyone with information to contact the NYPD at 1- 800-577-TIPS (8477).
As the men flee, an oncoming southbound Q train strikes the victim in the head, who miraculously survives the impact (Pictured: Union Station, Manhattan)