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Slashing victim received 20 stitches: Police

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LONG ISLAND CITY — The victim of a robbery required 20 stitches after he was attacked with a knife inside a stairwell at LaGuardia Community College, officials said.

According to court documents, the victim said he was forced in the stairwell around 8:30 a.m. Jan. 17 by Dashawn Lee, of 145-20 177th St. in Jamaica, and two unapprehended males who began to beat him and take his headphones.

One of the suspects held the victim while Lee, 19, took out a large kitchen knife and allgedly slashed him on his wrist, according to the criminal complaint. Lee then attempted to slash the victim’s back as he tried to run away, but missed and cut his jacket instead, the complaint said.

Lee was arrested and arraigned on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault and four counts of robbery, the complaint said. His alleged victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

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