THE BRONX — A sneak attack by an assailant wielding knives in both hands left one man wounded and bleeding in Claremont on Monday, police said.
The 27-year-old victim was walking north on Selwyn Avenue and had reached East 172nd Street about 2 p.m. when a man double-fisting knives walked up behind him and attacked, an NYPD spokesperson said.
The attack, which was caught on video, shows the suspect swinging his blades at the victim, pinning him against a wall before chasing after the victim as he attempted to flee the attack.
The victim suffered a stab to his back and a slash to his forehead, police said.
He managed to bring himself to Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center where he was treated for his injuries and listed in stable condition, authorities said.
The suspect, who was described as standing at about 5-foot-7, with a ponytail and was last seen wearing a tan hoodie, fled the scene.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800)-577-TIPS-(8477).