Lower East Side, Manhattan- Police say three individuals who participated in the violent assault of a man walking on the street— one punching the victim and another slashing him across the face—remain unapprehended.
The 41-year-old victim was walking on the Delancey St near Columbia St, at approximately 4:45 PM on February 28th, when the alleged suspects approached him from behind, the NYPD stated.
One of the suspects—described as a black male wearing a BMW sweater with a hoody—allegedly punched the victim, knocking him to the ground.
While the man was on the ground, a second suspect—described as a black female wearing a grey sweat suit and winter hat— allegedly slashed the victim with a sharp object, leaving him with a laceration across his face, from his right ear to his mouth.
A third suspect—a male black with an unknown clothing description—acted as a lookout while the assault was occurring.
After the attack, the alleged suspects left the man injured on the ground and fled on foot in an unknown direction, according to officials.
Police say the victim was transported by EMS to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition and was later released.
Police did not immediately indicate what may have motivated the attack, or if the victim had any known connection to his alleged attackers.
The assault occurred approximately two weeks after the slashing of a woman at Suffolk and Rivington St, about six blocks west of where this incident occurred.
The NYPD stated that members of the public are encouraged to contact their tip line— by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submitting information online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com —with any information about this incident.