NYPD seeks man who face-slashed woman in wheelchair - Metro US

NYPD seeks man who face-slashed woman in wheelchair

Police are seeking this man in connection to a Sunday slashing in Harlem.

Police are searching for a man responsible for slashing the face of a wheelchair-bound woman on a Harlem street this weekend.

Around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, the man approached the victim, 42, in front of 167 East 125thStreet and used an unknown object to slash her face, police reported.

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The victim and the attacker did not know each other, police said to NBC4, which added that there was no altercation prior to the slashing, which appeared to be random.

The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital where she received stitches for her injury, according to police.

Authorities described the attacker as a black man between 18 and 25 years old who was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black basketball shorts and white sneakers.

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Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDcrimestoppers.com.

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