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Attackers Slash 2 Men in Separate Attacks in East Harlem, Police Say

By Dartunorro Clark | February 20, 2017 4:50pm
 The assailants randomly picked the victims and then fled the scene, police said. 
The assailants randomly picked the victims and then fled the scene, police said. 
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EAST HARLEM — Two men were randomly slashed on the street in separate East Harlem attacks, police said.

A 25-year-old reported that he was cut twice on the back of his head and neck which sitting on a metal subway vent grate on Lexington Avenue near 124th Street around 2:50 p.m. on Feb. 15, according to the NYPD's 25th Precinct.

The suspect, described as a 6-foot-1 man weighing about 185 pounds, fled down a nearby street, police said.

Two days later, A 33-year-old man was walking between Park and Lexington Avenues on 125th Street around 7:45 p.m. when a 6-foot tall man wearing a black ski mask pulled out a box cutter and slashed him in his left rib cage, police said.

Both victims were treated at Harlem Hospital.