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