Off-duty Hatzolah EMS worker slashed in Crown Heights

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CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn -- An off-duty Hatzolah EMS worker was slashed on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights Tuesday evening, officials say.

The incident happened just after 8 p.m. near Rogers Avenue.

Police say the 34-year-old victim was walking down the street when the culprit suddenly slashed him to the shoulder. No words were exchanged before the assault, according to cops.

The EMT was transported to an area hospital non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still looking for the assailant -- who was reportedly wearing some sort of Halloween mask.

Hatzolah EMS is a volunteer ambulance corp that operates in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs  -- and is usually staffed by Orthodox Jewish EMTs and medics.

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