NYPD: Man Slashes 72-Year-Old in Face in Morning Ambush on Brooklyn Street

Police are searching for an individual they say assaulted a 72-year-old man in Brooklyn, ultimately slashing his victim in the face with a knife multiple times — all before fleeing.

According to the NYPD, police received a report that an unknown man approached the septuagenarian from behind on Tuesday, shortly after 6 a.m., in the area of Beverley Road and East 16th Street. He, allegedly, went on to push and slash his victim multiple times in the face with a knife.

Following the attack, the unknown man subsequently fled on foot southbound on Marlborough Road towards Cortelyou Road, according to police.

Meanwhile, police say, the victim sustained lacerations

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