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63-year-old man slashed in face by stranger outside Bronx deli: police

Posted: 8:53 AM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-17 12:39:35-04

Man accused of slashing a 63-year-old man in the face outside a Bronx deli on Oct. 4, 2019. (NYPD)

VAN NEST, the Bronx — Police are looking for a man they say attacked another man as he walked out of a Bronx deli earlier in October.

On Friday, Oct. 4, around 4:30 p.m., a 63-year-old man was exiting a deli on Thieriot Avenue, near East Tremont Avenue in the Van Nest neighborhood of the Bronx.

When the he walked outside, a man he did not know slashed him in the face with a sharp object, police said.

The attacker then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The two men had never interacted previously, according to officials.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he received stitches for a laceration to his nose, police said.

The NYPD has released the above surveillance images of a man they are looking for in connection to the attack.

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