50-year-old man stabbed in the neck in the Bronx

BRONX — A 50-year-old man was critically injured when he was stabbed in the neck in the Bronx on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

He was stabbed on Allerton Avenue, an NYPD spokespersons said. The attacker fled the scene and was last seen wearing blue shorts and a gray shirt.

It is not yet clear what led up to the stabbing, but surveillance video captured the tail end of the assault. Video shows the victim, covering his neck, collapse against a dry cleaner's front window.

NYPD statistics show felony assaults in area are up slightly when compared to the same time period last year. The number of sexual assaults are up 240 percent, and there have already been as many murders in the neighborhood as there were in the entirety of last year.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).