Cops: Swordsman cuts neighbor’s face

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill


Police arrested a man who they said attacked his neighbor with a sword on Carlton Avenue on March 28.

The victim told police he was at his home between Myrtle and Park avenues at 7:40 pm when his neighbor knocked on his door. The victim opened the door and the alleged assailant hit the victim in the face with a sword.

The attack left the man’s eye and forehead cut, according to the police report. Police charged the swordsman with assault.

Friend indeed

A homeless woman was arrested for assaulting an elderly man who was letting her stay in his Fleet Walk house on March 23.

The 71-year-old victim told police that he let a homeless friend stay at his apartment between Prince and Navy streets for three days. On the third day, he tried to kick her out at about 9:10 am.

The woman started to argue, grabbed the victim from behind, choked him, and threw him on the bed, officials reported. Police arrested the woman and charged her with assault.

Bad romance

Cops cuffed a man who they said punched his girlfriend in the face, breaking her nasal bone, on Washington Avenue on March 18.

The victim told police that she got into an argument with her sweetie at near Fulton Street at 8:30 pm.

The man punched her with a closed fist, breaking her nose, according to the police report. Police charged the man with assault.

Not a game

A robber threatened a victim with a knife on Fulton Street on March 24 and then ran off with his property.

The victim told police that he was coming out of a bodega near Clinton Avenue at 4:45 pm when the robber put a knife in his face.

“Run your pockets,” the robber said. “This is not a game.”

The victim handed over his property and the robber ran off.

Big money

A robber took $6,500 from a victim at knifepoint on Monument Walk on March 26.

The victim told police he was near Monument Walk at 2 pm when a man he knew confronted him, pointed a knife at him, brought him into a hallway of a building on Monument Walk, and took $6,500 from him.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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