What a terrifying incident!
According to the New York Daily News, Law & Order star Douglas Drucker was the victim of a knife attack while riding a Manhattan subway on Saturday night.
Per Drucker’s account, he was minding his own business on the train until a disheveled man with bloody feet boarded. Struck by the passenger’s startling appearance, the actor couldn’t help but take notice.
Unfortunately, Douglas’ attention caused the perp to shout:
“What the f*ck are you looking at.”
Despite the celeb’s attempt to avoid an altercation, the suspect punched him in the back of the head as he tried to get away.
Drucker went on to explain:
“I was trying to play it cool, but then I realized he was out of his mind. He was like pacing back and forth, and he came out with a knife.”
Yikes! That escalated quickly!
Following the brandishing of the knife, the disturbed man slashed Doug on the left shoulder and hand. The suspect was then able to escape into another Subway car and he has yet to be caught.
While the attack was terrifying, the 31-year-old has an empathetic take on the situation thanks to his past bad guy roles in the movies and on TV:
“I play a guy trying to scare a girl in the subway. A lot of times, I’m playing the bad guy ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ I understood where he was coming from in a way. It doesn’t really change me, but now I kind of sympathize with others. If they’re intimidated by me.”
Wow… what a mature outlook.
As for Douglas’ health, he’s currently recuperating at home in Jersey City. We wish the star a speedy recovery!
[Image via NBC.]