2 men slashed by shirtless suspect with scissors in Manhattan

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Thursday, July 27, 2023
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GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after police say a man slashed at least two people with scissors in Greenwich Village on Thursday morning.

A shirtless suspect approached a man and slashed him once in the neck with a scissor at Christopher and Hudson streets around 9:30 a.m.

That man ran away, apparently after suffering a minor injury.

Then police say the suspect slashed a 24-year-old man in the right forearm with scissors.

That man refused medical attention at the scene.

Police, armed with a description, spotted a shirtless 45-year-old man in the subway at West 43rd and 8th streets. He was positively identified by the second victim.

The suspect, later identified as Hassan Victoria, is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police do not believe the suspect knew either man before the attack, but the investigation is ongoing.

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