News Flatiron District slashing sparks manhunt for suspect, NYPD says A man slashed a person on the street in the Flatiron District on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, police said. By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Updated September 20, 2017 4:30 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Police are searching for a man who slashed a person on the street in broad daylight in the Flatiron District Wednesday, an NYPD spokeswoman said. The attack happened at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 18th Street around 3:30 p.m., the spokeswoman said. It was not immediately clear if the suspect and victim knew each other. The person was taken to a hospital for treatment and was expected to survive, the spokeswoman said. The suspect was last seen running east down East 17th Street, according to police. By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.