Police released the video of two suspects wanted for slicing a 24-year-old man’s throat on a Ridgewood street early Thursday morning in an attack authorities are calling a bias crime.
The assault occurred at 2:20 a.m. in the vicinity of Seneca and Gates avenues.
According to law enforcement sources, the victim and a female acquaintance were walking through the area when a suspect — described as a Hispanic male between 25 and 30 years old and 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build — ran up to the victim.
The male suspect allegedly said in Spanish, “I’m going to kill you white boy,” then slashed the man’s throat with an unidentified object.
The perpetrator and his companion — described as a Hispanic female between 25 and 30 years old and 5 feet 4 inches tall — then fled.
Officers from the 104th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he received numerous stitches.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.