Flatiron District

Teen Gashed in Leg, Foot in Brazen NYC Hatchet Attack: Cops

Video shows the suspect appear to come from behind the victim and start slashing at his legs

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Police are searching for a hatchet-wielding man who was seen on video allegedly attacking a teenager on a bicycle in a Manhattan neighborhood.

The video, from just before 10 a.m. Monday, shows the victim riding on what appears to be some type of powered bike near West 26th Street and Sixth Avenue in Flatiron. The suspect appears to come from behind the victim and starts using the hatchet to whack at the rider's legs.

The victim gets off the bicycle and confronts the suspect, who brandishes the weapon, the video shows, before walking away.

Police said that the victim was hit in the leg and foot, and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He is expected to be OK. The suspect fled north on a moped, police said.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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