NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two women were slashed in the face Friday on the Lower East Side.

Police sources said they were separate, random attacks.

In the first incident, a 60-year-old woman was slashed shortly before 2 p.m. at Rivington and Suffolk streets. She had to have 10 stitches.

A few minutes later, a 57-year-old woman was slashed just a few blocks away. She had to have surgery for nerve damage to her face.

Police sources said a 30-year-old man was in custody Friday night.

There was no word on a motive.


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