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.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspects Demand Cash, Grab Jewish Man's Yarmulke In Brooklyn Robbery
Police said Friday she has now admitted it was lie and said their investigation found her wound was self-inflicted.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 6/12 Saturday Morning Forecast
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.MORE NEWS: On Eve Of Early Voting, Top Contenders For NYC Mayor Skirmish Over Crime And If Police Should Carry Guns
Police said her injuries were not life-threatening.