Two women slashed in the face in Manhattan; man in custody: police

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan — Two slashings happened in the Lower East side on Friday, police said.

Police said the first slashing occurred at the corner of  Suffolk and Rivington Streets at 1:52 p.m. A woman was slashed in the face and cheek and taken to a nearby hospital, police told PIX11.

Just eight minutes later, police said another woman was slashed in the face a few blocks away at the corner of Ridge and Delancey Streets.

A man, 30, has been taken into custody and is being questioned by police, officials said. There are no charges yet.

It is not yet clear if the two incidents are related, police said.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.