New York Daily News

Stranger stabs man with fork as victim shopped in Chelsea

- Rocco Parascando­la and Thomas Tracy

A man shopping in Manhattan was stabbed with a fork by a stranger in an unprovoked attack, police said Wednesday.

The 50-year-old victim was inside the Salvation Army store on Eighth Ave. near W. 21st St. in Chelsea when a bearded man approached him about

2:30 p.m. April 10 and began peppering him with bizarre questions, police sources said.

“What are you doing here?” the man asked insistentl­y. “What are you doing?”

The victim ignored the man and paid for his items but the assailant followed him outside and stabbed him in the arm with a fork before running off.

Medics treated the victim at the scene.

Cops released surveillan­ce images of the suspect and asked the public’s help identifyin­g him and tracking him down. He was wearing a black sweatshirt emblazoned with the logo “CF718 BSC.”

Anyone with informatio­n is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidenti­al.

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