Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Police searching for suspect in early morning stabbing in East River Park this past Dec. 24

The NYPD is looking for the above suspect for allegedly stabbing a man in the early morning hours of Dec. 24 in East River Park at 10th Street.

Here are details via the EVG inbox yesterday...

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the individual in connection to an assault that occurred within the confines of the 9th Precinct.

It was reported to police that on Dec. 24, 2019, at approximately 4:30 a.m., inside of East River Park at East 10th Street and the FDR, the individual stabbed the 38-year-old male victim multiple times while he slept on a park bench.

When the victim woke up, the individual covered his face with a black ski mask and ran out of the park. The individual went over a footbridge, took his mask off and smiled at the victim as he fled into the Jacob Riis Housing Developments. The victim suffered stab wounds to his back and left arm; he was removed by EMS to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

The individual is described as a male, black, 5'11", 170 lbs, 25 to 35 years old; last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, gray sweatpants and light colored sneakers.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online. All calls are strictly confidential.

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