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Cops: Man slashed after confronting man who was beating dog on Staten Island

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STATEN ISLAND — Police say they are looking for a suspect who slashed a man in the head after the victim tried to confront him for punching and beating a dog with a belt on Staten Island.

Police released details Saturday about the May 24 incident that occurred in front of a home located at 860 Targee Street.

They say a 32-year-old man was passing by when he saw a man punching, kicking and beating a dog with a belt.

Investigators say the victim tried to intervene but the suspect pulled out a knife and slashed him above the eye.

Police released surveillance video Saturday that they say shows the suspect walking with another man, who was holding a white dog on a leash. Detectives are looking to speak with both of the men.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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