Man clings to life after being stabbed in a street fight on the Lower East Side

Police said Wednesday a man is clinging to life after being stabbed in a bloody clash on the Lower East Side.

The 48-year-old victim was standing on Eldridge Street near Delancey Street when he got into an altercation with his attacker around 6 p.m. Monday, police said.

According to police, during the argument, the assailant pulled out a knife and stuck it in the chest of the victim.

Medics took the victim to Bellevue Hospital, where he is in critical condition.

Police have released surveillance footage of a man who, authorities say, stabbed a 48-year-old man during an argument on the Lower East Side.

The attacker fled west down Delancey Street and was not caught.

It was not immediately clear whether the two men knew each other or what the argument was about.

On Wednesday, police released surveillance images of the suspect in the hope that someone would identify him. He is Asian and was wearing a cream colored bubble jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be confidential.

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