A man struck up a conversation with another man at a Manhattan restaurant before slashing him, police said.
The 54-year-old victim was talking with the suspect at the 67 Restaurant on Audubon Avenue in Washington Heights when he pulled out a knife.
The suspect slashed the man in his left arm and then ran out of the restaurant, police said.
The victim was taken to New York–Presbyterian Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition and eventually released.
The NYPD asks anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.