Police Identify Suspect in East Harlem School Custodian Slashing
By Dana Varinsky on February 3, 2014 1:48pm
EAST HARLEM — The NYPD has identified a suspect in the slashing of a school custodian attacked last month as he shoveled snow.
Brandon Senquiz, 18, is wanted in connection with the January 22nd incident, which occurred just before 4 a.m. in front of P.S. 102 Jacques Cartier in East Harlem, police said.
The victim, a Department of Education employee, was clearing snow in front of the building when three men approached him and asked for the time, police said.
According to the NYPD, when the man looked down at his watch, the teens knifed him across the left side of his face.
Police said the suspects, who were all wearing ski caps, fled without stealing anything from the custodian. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was released after treatment, officials said.
Brandon Senquiz had been in jail on assault charges but was released without bail on January 9 after pleading guilty, according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.