By CBSNewYork Team

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.

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Police are trying to identify an individual wanted in connection to a slashing that occurred in Washington Heights on March 26, 2021. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

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.

The man then ran away.

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According to police, the victim suffered a deep laceration to the face and was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

Police have released surveillance video of the attack.

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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

CBSNewYork Team