Violent parolee on the loose after fleeing Midtown parole office

A violent felon who served seven years in prison for slashing a man’s neck escaped a New York State parole office in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, authorities said.

Travis Simon, 30, who was released on Feb. 4th, was visiting his parole officer when he learned he was going to be sent on 45-day treatment program for violating the conditions of his parole, the state parole office said.

He fled the building on 40th Street and Eighth Avenue, authorities added.

Cops said Simon cut a 29-year-old man’s face and neck on March 31st, 2010, in Hamilton Heights, severing the man’s carotid artery.

The victim survived the attack, and Simon was charged with assault and sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011. He was sent back to prison in October 2019 for a July gun arrest, cops said.

Simon is on parole until June 2022.

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