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Teen slashed in the face for ‘no reason’ at Jefferson Houses: police sources

Posted at 1:26 AM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 05:24:09-04

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan – A 19-year-old man was walking through the Jefferson Houses when he was allegedly slashed Sunday night.

A 19-year-old was slashed in the face for no apparent reason at the Jefferson Houses. Image shows vicinity where attack happened. (Google Maps)

A 19-year-old was slashed in the face for no apparent reason at the Jefferson Houses. Image shows vicinity where attack happened. (Google Maps)

Police sources said the teenager was attacked by two men for "no reason" around 10:30 p.m. at the notorious Manhattan public housing complex.

He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for treatment.

Violence has riddled these East Harlem projects in recent weeks. On April 1st, a man was shot in the leg just a few days after another individual was pierced by a bullet. On March 25th, 16-year-old Juwan Taverez  was shot to the head and died two days later.