Man questioned in brutal hatchet attack in Lower Manhattan
NEW YORK - The NYPD was questioning a person of interest Wednesday in the brutal attack with a hatchet of an unsuspecting man in Lower Manhattan.
The assault took place Sunday just before 5:30 p.m. in inside the ATM area of the Chase Bank at 42 Broadway.
Video of the attack obtained by the NY Post showed the suspect walk in, take out a hatchet from a bag, and then slash the victim multiple times.
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The 51-year-old man was slashed in the head and leg, said police.
The video showed the man trying to push the man off and grab the hatchet as he repeatedly falls to the floor.
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The suspect left the hatchet and a backpack after smashing the screens of the ATM.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.
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