Updated at 8:20 a.m. on 4/1/16:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman who claimed a man called her a terrorist and slashed her in the face in Lower Manhattan has recanted her statement.

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Police said Friday she has now admitted it was lie and said their investigation found her wound was self-inflicted.

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The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

The 20-year-old woman, who is of Middle Eastern descent, claimed a man grabbed her, called her a terrorist and then slashed her on the face while she was walking on Broadway near Wall Street Thursday afternoon.

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Police said her injuries were not life-threatening.