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Man Slashed in SI Deli During Argument Over Line Jumping, Police Say

By Nicholas Rizzi | February 4, 2014 10:56am
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STAPLETON — A man was slashed in the face in a Staten Island deli last month after getting into an argument with a customer who had jumped in front of him in line, police said.

The 24-year-old was cut on the face inside the Diamond Deli at 171 Broad St. on Jan. 11, police said.

The victim was waiting in line at the deli counter when his attacker walked in around 4 a.m. and cut in front of him, police said. The two argued verbally before the attacker slashed the victim in the left cheek with an unspecified "sharp object," police said.

He then fled the scene in a white vehicle, according to police.

The victim was taken to Richmond University Medical Center in stable condition.

Police described the suspect as 5 foot 10, bald and in his 30s.

The deli was the site of a similar incident in April when a man slashed a victim's face several times for unknown reasons.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).