Slasher wearing U.S. flag over face attacks woman in Brooklyn

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PROSPECT PARK SOUTH, Brooklyn — A slasher hiding behind the Star-Spangled Banner attacked a woman as she walked in Brooklyn Thursday morning, police said.

It happened at Beverley and Rugby roads in Prospect Park South. The victim's injuries are not considered life-threatening, police said.

The attacker was wearing a black sweatshirt and a U.S. flag over his face, police said. No arrests have been made.

It's the latest in a spate of similar slashings that have occurred throughout the city during the past few months.