Harlem slashing leaves woman with deep laceration: cops

Crime scene photo Harlem
FILE – An officer at a crime scene
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Police in Harlem are investigating a slashing early on Sunday morning that left a woman with a deep wound.

According to authorities, the victim, a 46-year-old woman, was walking on West 133rd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard at around 4:40 a.m. on June 16 when an unknown man slashed her with a sharp object across the left cheek.

Law enforcement sources described the wound as a “deep” laceration. Police are still investigating what sparked the attack.

Following the attack, the male suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction, authorities said.

Officers from the 32nd Precinct responded to the incident. EMS rushed the victim to Harlem Hospital, where she received several stitches for the wound.

Anyone with information regarding either incident can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (formerly Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.