Attackers slash man in the back during brutal beating in Long Island City: cops

Photo via Google Maps, inset courtesy of the NYPD

Cops are looking for a group of men who sliced a man on a Long Island City street last week.

According to police, at 3:42 a.m. on Oct. 7, a 30-year-old man was approached by four unidentified men on 33rd Street. One of the men, described as wearing a white shirt, proceeded to punch the victim.

Law enforcement sources said the group then continued to assault the victim, with one of the perpetrators slashing the man in the back with an unknown sharp object. The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 108th Precinct and EMS responded to the scene. Paramedics rushed the victim to Elmhurst Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

The NYPD released an image of the suspects taken from nearby security footage:

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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