MANHATTAN — A custodian was shoveling snow at an East Harlem school when a group of teens slashed him across the left side of his face early Wednesday morning, officials said.
The 43-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, was clearing the sidewalk outside P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier, 315 E. 113th St., when three teens stopped to ask him the time and then knifed him about 3:50 a.m., according to NYPD and Department of Education spokeswomen.
The teens ran away immediately after the attack and did not steal anything from the victim, police said.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, treated and released, officials said.
The custodian was helping ready P.S. 102 for the school day after a snowstorm dumped a foot of snow across the city.
Police were still searching for the attackers, who were in their late teens, the NYPD said.