Man stabbed in Harlem steakhouse after refusing to give panhandler money, NYPD says

The victim had to have the knife surgically removed from his shoulder, police said.

A man was stabbed inside a Manhattan restaurant last week after he refused to give the suspect money, police said Monday.

The panhandler walked up to the 30-year-old victim inside Pee Dee Steak House, located at 50 W. 125th St. in Harlem, on Friday around 2:10 p.m. and demanded cash, according to police.

When the victim declined to give him anything, the suspect stabbed him in the shoulder with a steak knife before running out of the restaurant, cops said.

The victim had to be taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem so that the knife could be surgically removed from his shoulder, according to police.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Monday. No arrests have been made.

Lauren Cook