Cops seek suspect who slashed man in the face in East Village

All entranceways to the 1st Avenue 8th Avenue bound train station have been blocked off in pursuit of a knife-wielding suspect.
Photo by Dean Moses

A man was slashed in the face early this morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the East Village, police sources say.

Police received a report of a knife-wielding suspect on East 14th Street and Avenue A heading towards the L train during the early rush hour commute. Officers discovered a man with a gash wound across the face, which was inflicted by another man who fled the scene on foot. 

Members of the NYPD’s 9th Precinct blocked off all entrances into the 1st Avenue Manhattan-bound L train station, and are searching for the suspect. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital to receive medical attention. 

Caution tape prevented commuters from entering the L train during the morning rush hour. Photo by Dean Moses

According to police sources, no arrests have been made at this time but they are actively looking for one man who reportedly fled the scene. No descriptions have been released. The investigation is ongoing.     

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

The police search for a suspect along 14th Street and 1st Avenue. Photo by Dean Moses