A young man reacted with extreme hostility, brandishing a knife when he was demanded to put on an anti-coronavirus mask at an IHOP restaurant, on Tuesday in Queens (NYC).
Staff told him he should leave after he refused to go inside the Hillside Avenue facility, authorities said. The young man came out, but then He ran back and tried to stab an employee around 2:50 p.m.
While brandishing the knife, he cut the arm of a 40-year-old worker, who later needed seven stitches at a local hospital, he reported. Pix11.
NYPD released a security video, asking for help in identifying the attacker, who was last seen heading west on Hillside Avenue. He is believed to be in his 20s. He was wearing a black hooded sweater, gray sweatpants, and black and red shoes.
Who has information should call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also via the crimestoppers.nypdonline.org page or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
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