Friday, August 17, 2018

Report: Victim assaulted with machete in attack near Union Square, police say

Here are a few details about the attack.

From the Post:

The assault occurred steps away from the greenspace around 11:10 a.m. near 4th Avenue and Union Square East, leaving the victim with a laceration to his head, cops said.

Emergency responders rushed the man to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The suspect, whom police described as about 5 feet 10 and who wore a black shirt and multicolored shorts, fled eastbound on East 13th Street.

Other media outlets are reporting the same basics at the moment. There isn't a better description of the suspect for the time being... and the motive for the attack is unclear.


JQ LLC said...

Machete has become the weapon of choice for random, mugging and gang attacks. Count this one on some personal beef.

There needs to be heavier punitive charges for machetes. While not as lethal as guns, they can cause similar damage and blood loss with the same rapidity.

Be aware of your surroundings, cuz shit is getting worse out there.

v said...

So they know what the guy wore but dont know his hair color or race?