Bradley Cooper faced a life or death situation just before the pandemic.

He was on a subway in New York City to go pick up his daughter Lea.

Cooper shares custody with his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Irina Shayk.

He was wearing headphones when he felt someone coming up behind him.

He thought it was a fan wanting to take a picture… until he turned around.

His attacker was holding a three-inch-long knife directly at him.

Cooper immediately ran away and jumped over a turnstile.

He quickly pulled out his phone and tried to take photos of his attacker to show the police.

After cops made sure he was okay, Cooper went back on the subway to pick up his daughter.