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Suspect is sought in a Ridgewood stabbing near Cypress Hills Cemetery

stabbing suspect in Ridgewood near Cypress Hill Cemetery
Police are looking for this man who is suspected of stabbing a man in the neck late last month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

A man was stabbed in the neck on Myrtle Avenue near Cypress Hills Cemetery late last month and police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood are looking for the suspect who attacked him.

The assault occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 25, when the assailant began arguing with the 25-year-old victim near the FDNY’s Engine 286 firehouse in front of 66-48 Myrtle Ave. at around 1:15 a.m.

Investigators say the verbal dispute turned physical and the suspect suddenly pulled out a knife and proceeded to stab the victim in the neck before fleeing eastbound on Myrtle Avenue.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the victim to Elmhurst Hospital Center in stable condition, police said.

The NYPD released a surveillance image of the suspect who was wearing a baseball cap and a long-sleeved shirt, dark sweatpants and white sneakers.

A reward of $3,500 is being offered for information that leads to the attacker’s arrest.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspects 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 at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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