Police Release Photo of Man Wanted in Attack at Lower East Side Bar

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Police are looking for a suspect who slashed a man during an incident at Piano’s, the Ludlow Street bar, in the early morning hours this past Sunday.

According to officers at the 7th Precinct, the suspect walked into Piano’s with a friend and his girlfriend. The girlfriend began kissing another guy. That’s when the suspect smashed a glass over the victim’s head. The man, a visitor from France, required 80 stitches.

Police are looking for 27-year-old James Mercado of the Bronx.

If you can help, contact the officers at the numbers listed in the above flyer.