NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to identify a man accused of slashing a woman inside a Washington Heights boutique Friday.
It happened around 3:40 p.m. inside a boutique on Audubon Avenue near West 184th Street.READ MORE: David Gilbert, Man Convicted In Deadly 1981 Bank Heist In Rockland County, Granted Parole
Police say a man entered the shop and started asking a 22-year-old woman questions. When she started to answer him, he suddenly pulled out an unknown cutting object and slashed her across the nose.READ MORE: New Jersey Fencing Coach Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 2 Teenagers
The man then ran away.
According to police, the victim suffered a deep laceration to the face and was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
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Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.