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Machete attack at Vladeck Houses

An attacker wasn’t fooling around when he slashed another man on the Lower East Side: He used a machete.

According to police, on Wed., March 30, around 11:16 p.m., the suspect approached a 20-year-old man at Water and Jackson Streets at the Vladeck Houses brandishing the big blade. He slashed the other guy on his left arm, causing a deep cut.

Police released surveillance images of the alleged attacker. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

E.M.S. responded and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he received stiches and is in stable condition.

Police ask that anyone 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 or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

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