MANHATTAN (PIX11) — Police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man in the back several times in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon, according to the NYPD.

The 20-year-old victim was walking south on Lafayette Street when the suspect stabbed him two times in the back around 1:30 p.m., according to NYPD.

The victim suffered two puncture wounds, and is being treated for his injuries, police said.

Police released a description of the suspect who fled the scene. He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, black pants, and black sneakers.  

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Charline Charles is a digital journalist from Brooklyn who has covered local news along with culture and arts in the New York City area since 2019. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.