NYPD seeks acid-throwing suspect in Queens attack - Metro US

NYPD seeks acid-throwing suspect in Queens attack

Cops released a sketch of the man suspected of throwing an acid-like liquid in a woman’s face during the early evening on Aug. 19 in Queens.

Authorities said the woman was stepping into her car in front of an office building on Skillman Avenue in Long Island City when the unidentified attacker called to her from behind.

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As soon as she turned around, investigators said, the man splashed his victim’s face with some sort of liquid from a cup that left the 59-year-old woman with third-degree burns.

Paramedics rushed her to Cornell Hospital, where she was treated for burns to her face, eyes and hands.

Police said she has already been released from the hospital.

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Officials described the acid-wielding assailant as about 30 years old, 5-feet-8-inches tall with black hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and white sneakers.

ABC 7 identified the woman as local nonprofit director Alexandra Dyerlate last week, and that she rushed into her car to escape her attacker, driving about 200 feet before she stopped the car and a passerby called for help.

NYPD asks that New Yorkers with information about the man or the attack to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

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