A man slashed a teenager with a machete inside a laundromat in New York City in a dispute over money before fleeing the scene Monday afternoon, Nov. 25, police said.
The 18-year-old victim was playing a video game in a Mott Haven laundromat when an unidentified man holding a machete walked in around 2:20 p.m. and slashed the teen in the arm, the New York Police Department said.
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The teenager was rushed to a nearby hospital in serious condition with a deep cut, authorities said.
According to police, the suspect ran out of the laundromat, hopped in a black BMW with two other unidentified males and fled the scene.
Investigators said the teen knew the suspects and believes the attack was the result of a dispute over money.
The NYPD has released the above surveillance images of two people police are looking for in connection to the incident.
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