Police searching for man after person slashed with box cutter

Police are searching for a man after another man was slashed several times with a box cutter outside a Sydney hostel.

The 27-year-old was found with wounds to his back, face, shoulders and arms in Potts Point about 3.30am on Sunday.

Police believe he was arguing with a man known to him before he was attacked.

“There was an ongoing dispute between them that’s escalated,” Inspector Michael Lauricella told reporters on Sunday.

“Someone using a box cutter as a weapon is a fairly serious offence.”

A man was slashed with a box cutter in Sydney. Source: Getty (file pic)

The attacker fled the scene in a taxi, Inspector Lauricella said.

Police are looking for a 37-year-old man they believe can assist with their investigation.

The victim was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital, where he will undergo surgery for non-life threatening injuries.

Police urge anyone involved in the attack or saw it happen to come forward.