Police release photos of suspect wanted in slashing of employee at Greenwich Village restaurant

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GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan —Police have released photos of the suspect wanted for allegedly slashing a man in the face at a Greenwich Village restaurant and three teens that were pictured with him Wednesday night.

Police say the 25-year-old employee was slashed in the face after he asked a man, who was allegedly asking for money, to leave Silver Spurs restaurant on LaGuardia Place around 8 p.m.

A man, said to be in his late teens to early 20s, was inside the restaurant allegedly asking for money for a basketball charity game.

When the worker asked the man to leave, 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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