Man stabbed during confrontation in front of Corona barbershop: NYPD

Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights are looking for this suspect for allegedly stabbing a man in Corona. (NYPD)

The NYPD on Oct. 21 released surveillance images of a suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in front of a Corona barbershop earlier this month.

Police say that the 33-year-old was walking past the barber shop at 36-11 108th St. at around 2:20 a.m. on Oct. 15, when he was approached by an unidentified man who asked him if he was in a gang. A verbal dispute ensued and quickly escalated into a physical confrontation when the assailant pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim twice in the abdomen, police said.

The suspect fled on foot northbound on 108th Street toward 34th Avenue, police said.

The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights are on the lookout for the suspect, who is described as having a light complexion and medium build. He was wearing a red Champion hoodie, a black baseball cap, black pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.