FORT GREENE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — An assailant used a screwdriver to stab a worker at a Fort Greene produce shop without provocation, according to authorities.
The victim, 33, was stocking fruit at a stand on Lafayette Avenue near Fulton Street around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the attacker approached him from behind, police said.
Unprovoked, the assailant jammed a screwdriver into the victim’s right shoulder, then fled in the direction of Fort Greene Park, officials said.
The victim suffered what authorities described as a minor puncture wound, but it was unclear whether he was hospitalized.
Investigators released surveillance images of the suspect, including a video clip of the assault.
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