RIDGEWOOD, Queens (PIX11) -- Police are looking for a man who allegedly slashed a man's throat in Queens in an apparent hate crime early Thursday morning.
According to the NYPD, the 24-year-old victim was walking with a female friend in the vicinity of Seneca Aveue and Gates Avenue in Ridgewood at about 2:20 a.m. when a man ran up to him and said "I'm going to kill you white boy" in Spanish. The suspect then slashed the victim's throat with an unknown object. The attacker ran off with a woman that witnessed the slashing and was attacking as a lookout.
The victim was taken to an area hospital where he received multiple stitches to close the wound on his throat.
The male suspect is described as Hispanic, between 25 and 30 years old and approximately 5'8" with a medium build. The female accomplice is described as Hispanic, between 25 and 30 years old and about 5'4".
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577