Cops pick up Flushing man who allegedly sliced victim with a box cutter during deli argument

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A Flushing man who allegedly slashed another individual after getting into an argument with him at a neighborhood deli was arrested on Monday, according to police.

Milton Melgar, 35, of 41st Avenue was taken into custody following questioning at the 109th Precinct’s stationhouse, located at 37-05 Union St., at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Jan. 21, police said.

Law enforcement sources said that Melgar allegedly sliced the 44-year-old man’s wrist with a box cutter on Jan. 13 at the Corner Stop Deli located at 149-01 41st Ave.

Melgar was charged with assault, police said.

The 109th Precinct took to social media on Tuesday and thanked the public for sharing or retweeting the post of Melgar.

🚨UPDATE🚨 Originally posted 1/16/19…….The individual pictured below who was wanted for a slashing at Corner Stop Deli was apprehended yesterday by NCO Boy. Thank you to everyone who shared or retweeted the post. #NeighborhoodPolicing pic.twitter.com/htjBL2VzWi

— NYPD 109th Precinct (@NYPD109Pct) January 22, 2019

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