A verbal dispute erupted into a wild knife attack on a recent afternoon in Greenwich Village.
Police said that on Mon., Aug. 24, around 3:20 p.m., a 52-year-old man got into an argument with another individual, who chased him into a garage at 222 W. 14th St., between Seventh and Eight Aves.
The victim tripped and fell and the attacker slashed and stabbed him twice in his neck and chest. The man staggered to his feet and rushed away with the help of a parking attendant, who kept the attacker at bay.
The slasher fled on foot westbound on 14th St. heading toward Fifth Ave.
The victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
Police did not provide a motive for the attack or any details on what may have been said during the dispute.
The suspect is described as 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 200 pounds and last seen wearing a black dress, pink bandana, black stockings and dark-colored sneakers.
Police released a photo and surveillance video taken during the incident.
Police ask that anyone with information call the New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter at @NYPDTips or by texting them to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.
All tips are strictly confidential.