BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A man was stabbed out of the blue in front of the McDonald’s on Delancey Street on Monday night, police said.
According to cops, the 42-year-old victim was in front of the fast-food burger place at 114 Delancey St., at the corner of Essex Street, around 11:40 p.m. on Oct. 10, when a stranger came up to him. Unprovoked — and without uttering a single word — the man stabbed the victim once in the chest with “an unknown sharp object.”
The attacker fled into the Delancey/Essex Street subway station. The victim was removed to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
The Village Sun asked a police spokesperson if there was any more information about the seemingly random stabbing and what might have prompted it — such as a remark, a look, a bump or the like.
“The victim approached the perpetrator,” the spokesperson said. “No statements were made.”
The suspect is described as roughly in his 50s, with a medium build and last seen wearing a black-and-white, pinstripe-style jogging suit with thick white stripes on the sides of the arms and legs, a gray bucket hat, black sneakers and carrying a small black bag slung across his chest.
Video of the alleged suspect fleeing into the subway. (M.T.A.)
Police provided a surveillance photo and video of the alleged suspect evading the fare in the subway station, which were obtained from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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 crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. Tips can result in cash rewards. All tips are strictly confidential.