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Cops seek New Year’s Eve slasher in Greenwich Village

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Surveillance footage of the suspect, cops say, slashed a man in Greenwich Village early in the morning on New Year’s Day.
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Cops are looking to identify the perpetrator behind a seemingly random attack in Greenwich Village shortly after the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve.

The victim — a 38-year-old man — told police he was walking near 82 Greenwich Street at around 1:40 a.m. on Jan. 1 when an unknown assailant slashed him in the face above the left eye. The suspect fled the scene of the crime on foot while the victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The person cops believe to be a suspect was caught on camera hopping the turnstile to get into a nearby subway station. He is seen in the video wearing a light blue button-down shirt with short sleeves and long hair.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident 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 CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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