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Daytime slashing on W. 14th Street

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A sidewalk bumping escalated to a slashing on W. 14th Street, police said.

According to cops, a 51-year-old man was walking in front of 154 W. 14th St., on the south side of the street just east of Seventh Avenue, on Sun., Jan. 2, around 12:35 p.m., when a small stranger bumped into him and a verbal dispute ensued.

A surveillance camera image of the alleged suspect, according to police. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

The stranger then whipped out a knife and slashed the victim on the left arm, cutting him, before fleeing on foot southbound on Seventh Avenue.

The injured man was transported to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

A police spokesperson said the victim lives in Manhattan but not within Greenwich Village’s Sixth Precinct.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect. He is described as roughly in his 30s and 5 feet tall, last seen wearing a black coat, black pants, black boots, black sweater, a striped scarf, white hat and carrying a dark-colored bookbag.

Police ask that ayone with information 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 crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

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