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Man Gets 150 Stitches After Being Slashed in Face on East 6th Street: NYPD

By Sybile Penhirin | January 18, 2016 11:18am

EAST VILLAGE — A man had to get about 150 stitches after an attacker slashed him Saturday afternoon from ear to mouth on East 6th Street, police said. 

The 30-year-old victim was walking on East 6th Street near Cooper Union, wearing headphones and looking at his phone at 4:30 p.m. Saturday when a man wearing a dark-colored winter coat and skull cap came up behind him and pushed him against a wall, according to the NYPD and the New York Post. 

The victim, who lives in Newark, NJ, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he received 150 stitches, an NYPD spokeswoman said. 

Police are looking for the suspect, described as a 5-foot-3, 150-pound man between 20 and 30 years old.