Police Release Details on ‘Pianos’ Slashing Suspect
Police yesterday released an image of the man wanted for slashing a patron at Pianos last weekend (February 11).
James Mercado of the Bronx, age 27, entered the bar in the early morning hours with his friend and girlfriend. When she began kissing another guy, a tourist from France, Mercado allegedly smashed a glass cup over the victim’s head.
The aggression left the international visitor with a laceration across the face that required roughly 80 stitches.
The suspect is wanted for assault, and officers from the 7th Precinct are now circulating the following poster for leads.