Suspected slasher on the loose after attacking woman in Bronx elevator

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MELROSE, The Bronx (PIX11) -- Police are asking for the public's help to find a man wanted for allegedly slashing a woman inside a Bronx elevator Saturday night.

A 57-year-old female was riding an elevator with the culprit about 8:35 a.m. at East 156th Street and Third Avenue when he slashed her several times in the face with an unknown object.

The suspect fled the location. He is described as about 40 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and was last seen wearing a black jacket.

The victim was taken to a hospital and treated for her injuries.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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