Man nearly stabbed in the eye during assault at Brooklyn bagel shop

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Police are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who sliced and stabbed a patron during an argument at a Brooklyn bagel store.

Cops said the incident began as a verbal dispute between two customers at about 4:35 a.m. on Dec. 22 inside Coney Island Bagels located at 2829 Coney Island Ave.

Law enforcement sources said things turned bloody when the suspect, an older male, pulled out a knife and attacked his 22-year-old male foe. Police said the subject matter of the dispute was simple: “girls.”

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition with a wound to his eye and left hand, police said.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Mark Hallum