City: Washington D.C.
When: 9/17/2012

A passenger aboard Washington D.C.'s Metro train was lucky to survive a brutal on-board attack in September, when he was confronted by a woman who may have been trying to etch the Red Line into his face. The man was reportedly talking on his cell phone one night when a woman sitting nearby on the train confronted and eventually stabbed him in the face, slashing his skin open. Authorities learned of the ordeal while the train was still moving, because the accompanying passengers failed to push the big red emergency button that's built into every subway car in modern America. Police said the victim and knife-wielder did not know each other, making the attack completely random. The suspect was later taken in for psychological evaluation.