New York Daily News: MANHATTAN – A knife-wielding sneakerhead spoiled the grand opening of a trendy men’s clothing store on Friday when he sliced another customer after a round of pushing and shoving, cops said.

Miguel Ovidio, 20, of Brooklyn was arrested and charged with assault, menacing and possession of a weapon after he slashed another customer outside HBX, a new store on Division St. in Manhattan’s Chinatown.

Ovidio started swinging the knife after getting crushed by people in the crowd, who had been lined up for hours to buy a limited-edition Nike sneaker, said police and witnesses.

The fight quickly turned into a melee, witnesses said.

Police at the HBX clothing store on Division St. in Manhattan investigated an assault involving men who were waiting on line to buy new Nike sneakers – Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News

“It was customers who were involved,” said a store manager, who did not want to be named. “They started pushing to get in, getting closer and closer. “They’d been waiting for the new Nikes. It’s a mob scene.”

The 25,000 square-foot HBX space kicked off its grand opening with the sale of Nike’s limited-edition “Dunk High Pandas,” which retail for about $125.

The store opened at 11 a.m., but the line started forming around 6 a.m., customers said.

Sneakerheads are known for getting new kicks at retail price and marking up the price online.

One man was arrested in the crowd of sneaker buyers waiting Friday outside the new HBX store on Division St. in Manhattan’s Chinatown – Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News

Adding to the tension was a store policy limiting each customer to just one pair. But veteran buyers have a workaround, either sneaking back online or working in teams to get more pairs.

“You can only get one pair at a time, but you can sell them for real money online,” said customer Mike Guapo, 16, who lives in Chinatown. “Of course guys are fighting. These just dropped.”

The seven-story HBX flagship building also houses Hypebeans café, event spaces and employee offices.

Top Feature Photo: A suspect was arrested on assault charges when a dispute broke out as they stood in line Friday for the release of a new sneaker at HBX on Division St in Manhattan – Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News