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Red blood flows after slashing outside Red Lion on Bleecker Street

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Angry words led to an early-morning slashing in front of the Red Lion bar in Greenwich Village.

Police said that on Fri., Nov. 24, a little after 5 a.m., a 33-year-old man was standing in front of the Red Lion, at 151 Thompson St., at Bleecker Street, when an unidentified male approached him and slashed him in the neck, causing a large laceration, after a verbal altercation.

A video shows the suspect hide a white-handled knife behind his back. (NYPD)

The attacker then fled on foot eastbound on Bleecker Street and across LaGuardia Place. The victim was transported by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

A surveillance video shows a man knocking on a place’s closed front door, while the suspect, standing next to him, takes out a knife and hides it behind his back.

The suspect is described as having a medium build, around 20 to 30 years old and last seen wearing a black, hooded jacket, black pants, white sneakers, a black-gray-and-white camouflage pattern backpack and a black face mask only exposing his eyes.


Police ask that anyone with information call the NYPD’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 calls are strictly confidential. Tips leading to an arrest and indictment result in a reward of $3,500.

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