BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON
Police released on Tuesday night images of three individuals wanted in connection with a recent knife attack in front of a nightclub in Jackson Heights.
According to authorities, at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2015, three unknown males approached the victim—a 21-year-old male—in front of La Escuelita Nueva Bar Lounge located at 78-07 Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights. One suspect cut the victim’s left hand with a knife, and then all three fled the scene.
Officers from the 115th Precinct responded to the incident. The victim was treated at Elmhurst Hospital and later released.
The NYPD described the main suspect as male, Hispanic, approximately 5 foot 2 inches tall, and weighing 160 pounds. He was seen wearing a gray hoodie stained with blood, blue jeans, a blue Yankees cap and black sneakers.
Police are also seeking two persons of interest who were with the suspect at the time of the assault, both of whom were also described as Hispanic males.
One is 5 foot 5 inches tall and has black hair and glasses. He was seen wearing a black hoodie, black jeans, brown shoes and a black backpack.
The second stands 5 feet tall and also has black hair and glasses. He was seen wearing a black “Echo” hoodie, light blue jeans, black sneakers and a gray backpack.
Police ask that anyone with information regarding this incident call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (800-577-8477), visit their website or text their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.