Hotel worker slashed by man in lobby in Long Island City

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for the person behind a violent attack on a worker at a Queens hotel.

Surveillance video shows the man lunging at the 33-year-old victim with a knife.

It happened at 6:15 a.m. Sunday inside the La Quinta Inn on Queens Boulevard in Long Island City.

The man had been loitering inside the hotel lobby.

The worker was handing the man a bottle of water when he attacked, slashing the victim across his hands and ear before walking off.

The victim was taken to New York Health + Hospitals Elmhurst in stable condition.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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