Gas station employee slashed in face, police searching for suspect

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Man slashed in face at Manhattan gas station
An employee was slashed in the face at a Mobil gas station at W. 51st Street and 11th Ave in Manhattan on Tuesday night.

MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- Police are searching for a suspect after an employee was slashed in the face at a Manhattan gas station on Tuesday night, according to police.

The incident took place at around 7:30 p.m. at a Mobil gas station on W. 51st Street and 11th Avenue.

Officials say a male suspect, wearing all yellow and riding a motorcycle, pulled into the gas station to fill up his tank.

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A dispute ensued between the suspect and a 28-year-old male employee, who was slashed across the face with a sharp instrument.

The suspect fled on his motorcycle, traveling southbound on 11th Avenue.

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The victim was taken to Mount Sinai West, where he is expected to survive.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.


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