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.
Police said Friday she has now admitted it was lie and said their investigation found her wound was self-inflicted.
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.
Police said her injuries were not life-threatening.