An early-morning argument in front of a bar on Broadway ended with one man in the hospital with multiple stab wounds and the other missing part of his finger.
It all started just after 1 a.m., on Tuesday, when the 35-year-old victim — who police did not identify — started to quarrel with another man outside of Keenan's Bar & Grill at 5588 Broadway, near West 231st Street. During the dispute, the other man pulled out a knife, according to police, and stabbed the 35-year-old multiple times in the back.
The attack was so brutal, police say, the alleged attacker actually cut part of his finger off his left hand. He then took off south on Broadway.
The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital on Third Avenue, where he was listed in stable conditon, according to police.
Investigators are looking for the stabber, who they described as a Hispanic male, mid- to late-20s, with a beard, a large tattoo on the bottom of his right forearm, and a tattoo on his upper right arm. He was last seen wearing a red baseball hat, white T-shirt, and dark-colored shorts.
Even more telling — police said he would also be missing a portion of his finger on his left hand, possibly his index finger.
Video of the man police seek is available by clicking here.
Anyone with any information in regad to this assault can call the New York Police Department's Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477, or submit their tips by logging onto NYPDCrimeStoppers.com, or on Twitter through the handle @NYPDTips.
Felony assault crimes through the first week of June are down in the 50th Precinct compared to last year, according to data provided by NYPD. There have been 58 felony assaults reported through June 9, down 12 percent.
Overall, major crime is down 2 percent in the precinct.