Police are hoping the public can help them find a suspect accused of stabbing a man on a Midtown Manhattan sidewalk.
The incident took place on Sunday, May 19th, around 11 p.m., in front of 835 8th Avenue. According to the NYPD, a 56-year-old man "got into a verbal dispute with an unknown male individual who was riding an electric scooter which escalated into a physical altercation."
The e-scooter rider then stabbed the man with an "unknown object" before fleeing westbound on 51st Street on the scooter. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition to treat a small laceration.
The suspect is described as being 20-30 years old and was last seen wearing a dark hoodie and camouflage pants. The police shared video of him before the incident:
🚨WANTED🚨for an Assault (Stabbing) in front of 835 8th Avenue @Manhattan #Hellskitchen @NYPDMTNPct on 05/19/19 @ 11 PM 💰Reward up to $2500👓Seen him? Know who he is?☎️Call 1-800-577-TIPS or DM us!📞Calls are CONFIDENTIAL! #YourCityYourCall @NYPDDetectives @HellsKitchenNYC pic.twitter.com/5FsQmAIWlW
— NYPD Crime Stoppers (@NYPDTips) May 21, 2019
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.