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Man slashes 2-year-old boy's face in unprovoked attack in Morningside Heights: police

Man slashes 2-year-old boy in unprovoked attack in Morningside Heights
West 110th Street and Morningside Drive in Morningside Heights, Manhattan
Posted at 5:33 AM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 12:53:06-04

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan — Police are looking for a man they say slashed a toddler in a random unprovoked attack in Upper Manhattan Wednesday Morning.

According to the NYPD, the 2-year-old boy was being pushed in his stroller by his babysitter around 9:30 a.m. near the intersection of West 110th Street and Morningside Drive, in the Morningside Heights neighborhood.

The unidentified man approached them and then attacked the child with an unknown object, police said.

The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital where he received stitches for a laceration above his right eyebrow, officials said.

The NYPD released surveillance footage of the suspect Thursday:

No arrests have been made. The NYPD said the man was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and tan shorts.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).