Blood, gauze, and crime scene tape littered the corner of 26th Street and 6th Avenue.
Photo by Dean Moses
Police are looking for a suspect who hospitalized a man after attacking him with a hatchet in Chelsea on Monday.
Authorities say that at 9:56 a.m. on May 23, a 19-year-old man was in an argument with the suspect near a construction area on 26th Street and 6th Avenue. The suspect then pulled out a hatchet and hit the victim in his right leg and foot, causing lacerations.
The suspect then fled the scene on a moped heading north. Paramedics rushed the victim to NYC Health & Hospitals/Bellevue in stable condition.
The NYPD released a photo and video of the suspect taken from nearby surveillance footage:
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.
Additional reporting by Dean Moses.
Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.