New York City slashing attacks continue with three more within 24 hours

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Student slashed in Brooklyn
Shirleen Allicot reports on the city's latest slashings, including a student attacked in Williamsburg.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The recent rash of slashing attacks in New York City is continuing with three more incidents since Tuesday in three separate boroughs.


In Brooklyn, an 18-year-old high school student was slashed while walking home in Williamsburg at around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The teen was surrounded by four young men at the corner of Graham Avenue and Maujer Street, investigators say.

The suspects struck him repeatedly with their fists, and one took a 2 to 3 inch blade and slashed him to the left side of his face.

The victim sustained lacerations above his left cheek and his left eye. He was treated at Woodhull Hospital

He told detectives he did not know his attackers. "He seemed to be minding his own business," NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.


On Tuesday night, a 65-year-old Bronx businessman was cut as he walked to his car during a robbery outside his business in the Parkchester section.

Police say the victim was heading to his car on Olmstead Avenue at around 10:45 p.m. when he was held up by a suspect that put a knife to his neck.

The suspect demanded money and he handed over $4,371. The victim was cut to the hand and neck during the holdup but refused medical attention.


Later Tuesday night, a 31-year-old man was slashed in the face during an attempted robbery just north of Central Park in Harlem Tuesday night.

Around 11:30 p.m., the victim was looking at his cell phone when a group of up to six men attempted to mug him at West 110th Street and Lenox Avenue.

They were unsuccessful. But during the struggle, the victim was slashed in the face.

The man was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for treatment of the wound.

No arrests were made and the weapon was not recovered.

On Monday, police say a mentally disturbed man picked a fight with a passenger and then slashed him in the face.