Man slashed in face during attempted robbery in SoHo, Manhattan

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Man slashed in face during attempted robbery in SoHo
Kemberly Richardson is live in SoHo with the latest details.

SOHO, Manhattan (WABC) -- The NYPD is searching for a man after yet another slashing in the city - this time in Manhattan.

Police released a surveillance video of the suspect on Friday night.

The slashing happened just after 2 p.m. near the intersection of Lafayette and Prince streets in SoHo.

Sources told Eyewitness News a 21-year-old man had just walked out of Supreme, a store that sells skateboards and sneaker gear, when he was approached by a man wearing a ski mask who demanded his purchases. The victim refused, and the suspect pulled a sharp object from his pocket and slashed the man in the face.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction, and police are actively searching for him.

"He ran up on him and said, 'give me your stuff,' but he didn't want to give him his clothing," witness Jamal Green said. "SO the guy slashed him and ran. He didn't even get to take the item that the guy got from the store...It was a big cut. It was as wide as your finger. It was open, bleeding a lot."

The victim was taken to New York Hospital Downtown with a non-life threatening injury.

The store reportedly made its spring/summer collection available starting Thursday. Past release dates have generated long lines and crowds.

There has been a recent series of slashing incidents across the city. Here is information about the others:

* 2/17 | Greenwich Village, Manhattan | Server needs 120 stitches after slashing

* 2/16 | Washington Heights, Manhattan | Cab driver slashed in face during fare dispute

* 2/12 | Van Nest, Bronx | 20-year-old woman robbed, slashed while walking home

* 2/7 | East Tremont, Bronx | Man slashed in cheek after dispute at subway station

* 2/2 | Williamsburg, Brooklyn | 18-year-old slashed while walking home

* 2/2 | Parkchester, Bronx | 65-year-old businessman slashed during robbery

* 2/2 | Harlem, Manhattan | Man slashed in face during attempted robbery

* 1/31 | Harlem, Manhattan | Man slashed during attempted robbery on C train

* 1/25 | NoHo, Manhattan | 71-year-old woman slashed while riding D train

* 1/16 | East Village, Manhattan | 30-year-old man slashed while walking down the street

* 1/14 | East Tremont, Bronx | Man gets 100+ stitches after slashing attack

* 1/6 | Chelsea, Manhattan | 24-year-old woman slashed while walking to work

* 12/30 | East Side, Manhattan | Employee, customer slashed inside McDonald's

* 12/16 | Crown Heights, Brooklyn | Man slashed in the face coming out of subway station

* 12/16 | Whitestone, Queens | 16-year-old exchange student slashed in throat

* 11/5 | Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn | 2 slashed in head aboard C train