A 16-year-old girl was attacked in QueensWednesday morning by a man wielding a knife, police said.
The young victim was pushed by the attacker and then slashed from her ear to her throat with a box cutter, reports said.
The 16-year-old girl was walking to school on 13th Avenue near 147th Street in Whitestone at about 8:20 a.m. when the suspect, reportedly without saying a word, attacked her from behind, police said. The man then took off on 13th Avenue towards 146th Street.
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When the assailant fled, the victim made it home and called 911, reports said.
Investigators said the attacker was a man wearing a surgical mask, black hat and white gloves; and that he likely followed the victim, according to published reports.
The victim, a Chinese foreign exchange student who has been here for eight months, reports said, was taken to an area hospital, and is in stable condition.
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