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30-year-old man slashed at Astor Place

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Police said a man was gashed on the back of his neck in a broad-daylight slashing at Astor Place.

According to cops, on Thurs., June 6, around 5:20 p.m., in front of 26 Astor Place, the large, reflective-glass-sided, “Sculpture for Living” tower at the intersection’s southern plaza, a 30-year-old man was approached by an unidentified male who raked him on the back of his neck with an unknown sharp object.

Surveillance photos of the alleged suspect. (NYPD)

The attacker fled. He was described as 6 feet tall and last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, camouflage pants and black boots.

The victim was transported by EMS to Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for a large laceration to the back of his neck and shoulder area and was reported in stable condition.

A police spokesperson said the motive for the attack — and whether it was provoked or not — was not immediately known. But she said there was no prior relationship between the victim and the assailant.

Anyone with information is asked to call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at and on X at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

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