Worker slashed in face inside Greenwich Village restaurant: police

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GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan — A worker was slashed in the face after he asked a man, who was allegedly asking for money, to leave the restaurant Wednesday night, police said.

The 25-year-old man was working at Silver Spurs restaurant on LaGuardia Place around 8 p.m., police said. A man, said to be in his late teens to early 20s, was inside the restaurant asking for money for a basketball charity game.

The worker asked the man to leave. The man left, but returned 15 minutes later and slashed the worker in the face, police said.

The restaurant worker was taken to Bellevue Hospital and received 120 stitches before he was released.

No arrests have been made.

New York City has been plagued with numerous slashing attacks. Many of them have been random and have happened at subway stations. Last week, a 19-year-old was slashed in the leg by a man while jogging in Queens, police said.

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