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NYPD: Woman slashed with machete in Bryant Park

Police apprehended a suspect who may be homeless.
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A woman was slashed in the arm on Tuesday morning while walking through Bryant Park, police said.

Responding officers found the 31-year-old woman conscious and alert in the 42nd Street park. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital by ambulance and is expected to recover.

A male suspect was apprehended at the scene with a weapon, a police spokeswoman said.

Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the woman was coming from yoga class, the New York Post reported, and that she sustained a “substantial gash on her right arm.”

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Police believe the suspect is homeless. He had not been arrested as of Tuesday afternoon.

 
 
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