Following a week where four people were injured in slashings in the span of less than three days, five others fell victim to such crimes over the weekend, according to published reports.
The first incident occurred at about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday inside a Popeyes restaurant in Harlem on West 125th Street when a 19-year-old man had an argument with another man, the New York Post reported. The suspect then took out a knife and slashed the victim in the neck.
The victim was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital to be treated for his injury
Hours later, at about 5 a.m. on Saturday in the Bronx, a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the arm, stomach and thigh after a man he was drinking with outside his home at the Butler Houses demanded his sneakers, according to the New York Daily News.
When the victim, later identified as Theo Cooke, refused, the attacker allegedly pulled out a knife and began stabbing him. Cook was reportedly taken to Bronx Lebanon Hospital where he was in critical condition.
On Saturday afternoon at about 5:30 p.m., a woman was attacked by two men on Holland Avenue in the Bronx, according to the Post. The men stabbed the victim in the stomach and slashed her on the right ear before fleeing the scene. She was taken to Jacobi Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The fourth incident occurred in Brooklyn on Sunday at about 3:23 a.m. when a 59-year-old woman was slashed inside a home on Hawthorne Street, the Daily News reported. She was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.
A 57-year-old man was reportedly taken into custody at the scene of this slashing and a weapon was recovered.
At about 3:40 a.m. a 32-year-old man was slashed in the face as he was walking in front of 920 East 173rd St. in the Bronx, according to ABC. The man was approached from behind by a suspect who then cut him before fleeing.
These five incidents follow four slashings that occurred in the city last week. A man was cut in the face during a robbery in Nolita on Feb. 18, less than a day after a suspect at the Silver Spurs restaurant in Greenwich Village sliced a waiter’s face open.
Days before that, on Feb. 16, a cab driver in Harlem had his face cut and on Feb. 15 a 23-year-old man was attacked in the Financial District.