New York City- In this past week, four women were slashed in the face during incidents that took place in Manhattan and the Bronx.
The South Bronx
On Tuesday at around 10:30 PM, a 51-year-old woman in a motorized wheelchair was sitting outside 520 East Grocery, near E 148 Street when a man ran up behind her and slashed her in the face before running off, according to police officials.
Police stated that the injured woman was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.
Police said over the radio that the suspect believed to responsible for the slashing was a young male in his 20’s, wearing a pink hat and grey hoodie.
On Friday just before 2 PM, police responded to Suffolk and Rivington Streets for reports of an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers found a 60-year-old female with a slash wound on her cheek, according to police officials.
The victim was transported by EMS to NY Downtown Hospital in stable condition, according to police.
Minutes later, at Ridge & Delancey Streets officers discovered a 57-year-old woman who also had a slash wound to her face. EMS transported her to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, according to police.
Just before 3 PM, officers stopped a 30-year-old man in connection with the stabbings at Avenue D and East 3rd St. and recovered a blade on him, according to police.
Police say it is not yet clear if the stabbings are related to one another.
On Saturday around 4:30 AM, a woman was slashed in the face outside the Shake Shack located at the intersection of W 44 Street and 8th Ave. EMS transported the woman to Bellevue hospital in stable condition, according to police officials.
The perpetrator’s identity is unclear and they remain on the loose, according to police.