By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man accused of slashing a hotel worker Sunday in Queens.

It happened around 6:15 a.m. at a La Quinta Inn on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside.

Police said the 33-year-old worker approached the suspect, who had been loitering in the lobby.

Police are searching for a man accused of slashing a hotel worker Sunday in Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

When the worker came out from behind the reception desk to hand the man a bottle of water, the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and slashed him in the hand and ear.

He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information about his attacker is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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