A 54-year-old man was stabbed in the neck by a 20-year-old man during an argument inside of a sex shop.
The attack went down in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood around 12:40am. The nature of the argument was not immediately disclosed, officials said.
via NY Daily News:
“I heard people fighting, looked over and next thing I know a guy is bleeding on the ground,” said one witness to the attack, who refused to give his name. “The guy stabbed him in the throat and just ran out the door.”
The victim was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he was treated and released, police said.
Cops closed 725 Video Outlet — which also advertises video viewing booths and sells sex toys, magazines and XXX novelty items — for the day as they investigated and reviewed security footage, officials said.
Police described the suspect as black, wearing a green shirt with a white stripe, a black jacket and blue jeans. He remained at large Saturday.
The attack comes as slashings and stabbings in the city have jumped by nearly 8%.
As of Thursday, 3,496 blade attacks have taken place in the five boroughs — 251 more than the same time period a year earlier, cops said.
We can only begin to guess what they were arguing about…