Streetwear brand Supreme’s latest Spring/Summer 2016 collection dropped today (Feb. 18) so the obligatory line up to cop the gear went down at the SoHo store in NYC. Unfortunately, a 21-year-old got slashed in the face after he was accused of cutting the line (other reports say it was an attempted robbery).
Reports the New York Daily News:
The victim had just made a purchase at Supreme on Lafayette Street near Prince St. when a man in a ski mask jumped him about 2 p.m., dragging a blade across his face.
Hundreds of young people were lined up outside for the release of Supreme’s new duds.
“He sliced me! He sliced me!” the victim screamed according to onlooker Jamal Green, 28.
“It was a slash … like a check mark under his right eye,” Green said. “He was bleeding … bleeding a lot.”
The attacker ran off. No property was taken.
The attacker dipped out before authorities arrived, with witnesses saying he accused the victim of cutting the line. Other witnesses said it was an attempted robbery, and after the victim refused to give up the goods, the man, who was reportedly wearing a ski ask, slashed him and ran off on foot.
A source tells Hip-Hop Wired that the victim had been waiting in line since the previous night and did not cut the line. Also, as noted in a recent Complex documentary, it seems that the security company hired by Supreme was allegedly lacking. We reached out to Supreme for comment but have yet to hear back.
Reportedly, this is the fifth slashing in NYC in the last three days.
Stay safe out there. More images from the incident on the flip.
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