Suspect wanted for slashing teen’s neck after dispute in Flushing

Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a man suspected of slicing a 16-year-old victim on the neck with a box cutter after a verbal dispute last week in Flushing.

According to authorities, the unknown suspect had a verbal dispute with the teen victim and then slashed him on the neck on the side of Fresh Mart located at 40-38 Union St. at about 10 p.m. on Nov. 2. The suspect fled on foot.

Emergency personnel took the teen to NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, where he was treated for the neck wound and later released.

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old Hispanic man with a light complexion and was last seen wearing a two-tone gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, a blue baseball cap and dark-colored sneakers.

Police have released surveillance photo of the suspect.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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