EAST HARLEM — Two men, including one man eating tacos, were slashed in separate attacks in East Harlem, the NYPD said.
In the first attack, a 35-year-old man was walking through Ronald McNair Playground at East 123rd Street and Lexington Avenue on Dec. 27 around 4:25 p.m. when an unknown man randomly slashed him, police said.
The victim was cut across his face and right hand with an unknown sharp object. The suspect, described as a 5-foot-7 man, fled the scene.
In the second attack, a 20-year-old man was randomly slashed on Christmas Day around 1:55 a.m. at 2121 Third Ave. The victim was eating tacos on the street when he got into an argument with another man, police said.
It's unclear what prompted the argument.
When the victim walked away, the assailant followed him to the corner and slashed him on the side of his head and his neck.
The victim was taken to Cornell Hospital for treatment. The suspect fled the scene.