NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman had to get stitches after a violent confrontation over face masks in Queens.
The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at an IHOP on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica.READ MORE: Red Cross Makes Urgent Plea For Blood Donations As Trauma Cases, Transplants, And Surgeries Increase
Police say the suspect was asked to leave after he refused to put on a mask.
According to police, the suspect walked out for a moment, but then ran back inside, pulled out a knife and tried to stab an employee, slashing a 40-year-old woman on the arm as he swung the knife.READ MORE: New York Relaxes Most COVID-19 Restrictions After Reaching 70% Vaccination Rate; Cuomo: 'A Momentous Day'
He then ran out of the restaurant and fled the scene.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where she received seven stitches for the wound.
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.MORE NEWS: Will The Ford Maverick Be A Game-Changer In The Auto Industry?
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