NYC crime: 2 injured in West Village slashing, suspect now in custody

Police say a suspect is in custody after at least two people were slashed in the West Village on Thursday. 

It happened on Bleeker Street and Hudson just after 9:30 a.m. 

A suspect who was not wearing a shirt slashed a 24-year-old man on the arm near Hudson and Christopher Streets.

About 5 blocks north outside this deli at Hudson and Bleeker, deli owner Yang Junjkyu saw a shirtless man slash another male who was eating at the time.

Surveillance video shows that attack in silhouette. 

Police say the suspect slashed the victim on the neck.

Immediately after, the suspect quickly walked away from the scene in the direction of the subway station at West 14th and 8th Ave.

A short time later near 43rd and 8th, police took a shirtless man into custody without incident.  

Investigators say a pair of scissors was found on him at the time of the arrest.

Mark Seiden lives in the neighborhood says he received a tweet that two slashings had happened not very far from his home.

Police took the suspect to a local hospital for evaluation and say that charges are pending. 

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The NYPD says the injuries to the victims are not life-threatening.