The unhinged man who slashed a 71-year-old woman’s face on a Manhattan subway train last year was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.
Damon Knowles, 22, previously copped to first-degree assault for the Jan. 25, 2016, attack in exchange for the lenient deal struck with prosecutors in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The deranged slasher was caught after his girlfriend’s grandmother recognized him from surveillance video released by the NYPD.
He told cops that he had slashed the elderly woman with a razor as the D train pulled into the Broadway-Lafayette station because he felt threatened, according to a criminal complaint.
The victim needed 30 stitches to close the gash on her face, court papers say.