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Police: Man smashed glass bottle on NYC museum guard’s head

Posted at 7:19 AM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 07:39:36-05

MANHATTAN — Police in New York City are searching for a man who they say assaulted a security guard at a Manhattan museum.

Authorities say the man approached a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday afternoon to tell him a painting was crooked. Police say the guard then told the man to bring his concern to the information desk.

Officials say the man smashed a glass bottle on the back of the guard’s head as he turned away and yelled, “Do your job!” Police say the suspect left a bloody trail throughout the museum from a cut.

Authorities weren’t able to find the suspect after following the trail.

The victim was treated at a hospital for a cut on his head.

The Met is released a statement regarding the assault Monday. An investigation is ongoing.