Cops: Teen slashes a man with scalpel

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Do some harm

Police arrested an 18-year-old man for allegedly slashing another man with a scalpel on Mermaid Avenue on Aug. 5.

The victim said he was at Stillwell Avenue at 9:40 pm when the suspect began to argue with him and two other individuals before striking him with the scalpel, leaving a puncture wound to his armpit.

The suspect said he carries the scalpel for protection, according to police.

Attack by bottle

A 37-year-old man was arrested for striking a woman with a glass bottle on Brightwater Court on Aug. 3, police say.

The woman told cops she was at Brighton Fourth Street at 6:10 pm when the man assaulted her, causing her forehead to swell.

Double whammy

Police arrested a 17-year-old who they say assaulted and robbed a woman on Surf Avenue on June 16.

The woman was at W. 24th Street at 4:40 am when the man and his cohort punched her in the face and took her cellphone, causing her lip to swell, cops reported.

— Melissa Goldin

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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