Man slashed on Staten Island after attempting to stop dog abuse, police say

Cops are searching for two men on Staten Island.

Police are searching for two men in connection with an assault on Staten Island. According to cops, a man who came to the defense of a dog was slashed above his eye.

On May 24, 2016 just after 6:30 p.m in front of 860 Targee St., a 32-year-old man observed two other men hitting a dog with a belt as well as punching and kicking the animal, police said. The man tried to intervene and a fight broke out, according to cops. One of the men with the dog pulled out a knife, cops said, and slashed the victim above his eye.

Police are anyone with information about the two men to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

Georgia Kral