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Woman slashed across face in unprovoked attack in the Bronx: NYPD

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 09:06:41-05

VAN NEST, the Bronx — A man slashed a woman across the face in an unprovoked attack on a Bronx street on Thursday, police said.

The NYPD released a photo of the suspect’s getaway car on Friday.

Police said the 60-year-old woman was walking along East Tremont Avenue near Van Nest Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday when a man tapped her on the shoulder and slashed her across her forehead and eyes with a sharp object.

The suspect didn’t say anything to the victim during the assault and fled in a gray Honda Civic with a dent on the passenger side of the front end of the vehicle, police said.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police described the suspect as about 5'6" tall and 160 pounds.

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