Police looking for suspect in random slashing of man in East Village

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Man randomly slashed in broad daylight in East Village
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Darla Miles has the details from the East Village.

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are on the lookout for a suspect in an unprovoked slashing Saturday afternoon in the East Village.

A 30-year-old man was walking down East 6th Street near Cooper Square with headphones on around 4:30 p.m. when he was knocked to the ground.

When he got up, he touched his face, and realized that he had been slashed.

The victim has a large laceration to the right side of his face, and a small laceration on his back.

The suspect is described as a Asian male between 20-30 years old, 5'3', and 150 pounds. He was said to be wearing a dark-colored coat and a dark-colored skull cap.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

The attack comes after two other random slashings - one in Chelsea, and one in the East Tremont section of the Bronx.

Anyone with any information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1800-577-TIPS