Nov. 25, 2019 By Allie Griffin
An off-duty NYPD officer who got into a fender-bender was slashed across the face and robbed in Astoria Sunday morning by the irate driver he collided with, police said.
The officer identified in reports as Sgt. Terrence Howard of Brooklyn’s 69th Precinct collided with a red Mercedes Benz near 36th Avenue and Steinway Street around 4:10 a.m. on Nov. 24, police said.
Howard and the driver of the Mercedes then got into a verbal dispute which escalated when the other man slashed the cop across his face and robbed him, police said. EMS rushed Howard to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition.
The officer’s jewelry was stolen by the knife-wielding attacker, according to reports.
The attacker fled the scene in his car and is still on the loose, police said.