NEW YORK — Alarming video shows a suspect stab a New York City man in the face and abdomen during a daytime attack on Saturday, police said.
The victim, 25, was standing on the sidewalk along Hegeman Avenue in Brooklyn at about 5:20 p.m. when a man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt attacked him with a sharp object, according to information released by NYPD on Tuesday.
According to law enforcement authorities, the victim did not know his attacker, Fox News reported.
In video released by NYPD News, the suspect is seen approaching with his right hand in his pocket, then pulling it out and charging the victim, who was carrying a pizza box, in front of passersby and bystanders in front of the store.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: Do you know this guy? On 8/21/21 at approx 5:22 PM, in front of 71 Hegeman Ave in Brooklyn, the suspect approached a 25-year-old male then stabbed him in the face and abdomen before fleeing. Any info? DM @NYPDTips, or anonymously call them at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/GkuiWgrDYa
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) August 24, 2021
The assailant jabs the sharp object in the victim’s face, causing the man to lean over as his attacker grabs him again and continues his violent assault.
Although the victim tried to defend himself, he suffered a stab wound to the face and abdomen before the suspect fled.
The wounded man was taken to an area hospital and is said to be in fair condition. Police still seek the suspect.