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Man Slashed Outside Downtown Brooklyn Shake Shack, Police Say

By Alexandra Leon | August 12, 2016 11:51am | Updated on August 15, 2016 8:54am
 A man was slashed outside the Downtown Brooklyn Shake Shack Thursday, police said.
A man was slashed outside the Downtown Brooklyn Shake Shack Thursday, police said.
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A man was seriously injured after being slashed in the arm outside the Downtown Brooklyn Shake Shack by another man who had crack and heroin on him, the NYPD said. 

The 53-year-old victim got into an argument with 57-year-old Lacey Maxwell around 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Adams and Fulton streets, police said.

When the fight turned physical, the attacker pulled out a knife and slashed the man on the right forearm, police said.

A witness said that the cut was so severe that he could see the man’s bone, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported.

Police used a shirt and a belt to make a tourniquet for the victim’s arm, the paper said.

He was taken to New York Methodist Hospital in serious but non-life threatening condition, police said. 

Maxwell was arrested at the scene and police found a gravity knife, as well as crack cocaine and heroin, on him, a police spokesman said.

The Brownsville resident was arraigned Friday on charges of menacing, assault, harassment, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a weapon, according to court records.

Attorney information for Maxwell wasn't immediately available.