Man Refusing to Wear a Mask in an iHop Brutally Attacks Hostess

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A maskless man slashed an employee of a Jamaica Hills IHOP after being asked to don a face-covering inside the restaurant on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, around 2:50 p.m., an unidentified man was asked by an employee to wear a mask while inside the restaurant, located at 170-19 Hillside Ave., according to the NYPD. The man refused and was told to leave the eatery.

The man then rushed further into the restaurant with a knife and attempted to stab one of the employees, cops said. He then swung the knife and cut a 40-year-old female IHOP employee on her left arm, according to the police.

The man then ran off westbound on Hillside Avenue. The 40-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was given seven stitches for the wound.

Police describe the man as being in his 20s. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, gray sweatpants and black and red sneakers.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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