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Police searching for suspects in Jackson Heights lounge assault – QNS.com

Police searching for suspects in Jackson Heights lounge assault

By Madina Toure

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD was looking for three men in connection with a felony assault in Jackson Heights last month.

At about 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19, three men approached a 21-year-old man in front of La Escuelita Nueva Bar Lounge at 78-07 Roosevelt Ave. from behind and one of the suspects cut his left hand with a knife, police said.

The three individuals fled eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue and the victim was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital where he was treated and released, officials said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5-foot-2 tall, weighing 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with blood stains on the front, blue jeans, a blue Yankees baseball cap and black sneakers.

One person of interest who accompanied the suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5-foot-5 tall with black hair and glasses wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, brown shoes and a black backpack.

The other person of interest is a Hispanic man, 5-foot-tall, with black hair and glasses wearing a black hooded “Echo” sweatshirt, light blue jeans and black sneakers with a black and gray backpack.

The investigation was ongoing, a police spokesman said.

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