MIDTOWN, Manhattan (PIX11) — An assailant armed with a box cutter slashed a woman across the hand without provocation Sunday morning in Times Square, officials said.
The victim was walking near West 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue around 10 a.m. when the attacker, right arm held aloft, approached her from behind and cut her on the right hand, according to authorities and surveillance video released by police. PIX11 News has edited the video to remove the moment the victim was slashed.
First responders rushed the victim to an area hospital. She was listed in what officials described as stable condition.
The assailant was last seen fleeing eastbound on East 42nd Street. Authorities said that he attacked without provocation.
In addition to video of the incident, investigators released a clear image of the suspect.
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