CHELSEA — Police say the Bronx man accused of slashing a woman in the face in Chelsea may be linked to other attacks.
Career criminal Kari Bazemore, 41, is in police custody and has been charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Police say he’s been arrested 32 times — and is considered a suspect in another random attack of punching a woman in the face on Sixth Avenue back in December.
The most recent attack happened Wednesday when 24-year-old Amanda Lynn Morris was walking to work in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood around 6 a.m. when she says a man approached her and slashed the left side of her face before fleeing.
She received stitches at Bellevue Hospital.
Morris described the ordeal as “a difficult day that I never thought I would have to go through” on her personal Facebook page. She said was the victim of being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
About 12 hours later, authorities say a man who was walking near St. Patrick’s Cathedral recognized the suspect from surveillance video he’d seen on television. He called 911 and began to follow the suspect before alerting two mounted police officers.