BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn – A man kicked off his shoes in a Brooklyn deli, then cut a worker’s back and neck when a Monday morning argument escalated, police said.
It happened around 8:16 a.m. inside the Moon Deli along Atlantic Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, police said. The suspect got into a dispute with the 23-year-old employee, which later escalated into a physical altercation, cops said.
During the altercation, the suspect cut the employee on his back and neck with a knife, according to police.
The suspect removed his shoes and began to fight with the employee as another man appeared to try and stop them, video surveillance shows.
The suspect fled, and the victim was taken to the hospital where police listed him in “stable condition.”
Police asked for help identifying the suspect.
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