WAKEFIELD, the Bronx — Police are searching for an alleged attacker who slashed two men over the span of 10 minutes in the Bronx.
The assailant approached a man standing near East 242 Street and White Plains Road in the Wakefield neighborhood and began yelling at him at about 1:05 a.m. Monday, police said.
The victim, 29, tried to run away from the culprit, but the man allegedly chased after him, knocked him to the ground and punched him repeatedly in the head.
The individual then pulled out a box cutter and slashed the victim a number of times on the back of his neck, police said.
The victim escaped by slipping out of his hooded sweatshirt and running away, police said.
The entire incident was caught on surveillance video, embedded above.
The victim suffered lacerations to the back of his neck and was transported to a hospital.
Ten minutes later, the same alleged attacker walked inside a deli less than a block from the first crime scene and began yelling at a 43-year-old man, police said. The victim then walked outside the deli and the attacker allegedly used a box cutter to cut him once on his right ear.
The victim drove himself to a hospital and was treated for a small laceration to his ear, according to police.
Police said the man sought is about 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black and red jacket with the word "Chicago" printed on the back, black jeans and black sneakers.
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. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).