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Woman lied about slashing in Financial District, cops say

A woman has recanted her report of being

A woman has recanted her report of being slashed in the face in the Financial District on Thursday, the NYPD said. Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro

A woman who told police she was slashed in the Financial District on Thursday has recanted her story, police said Friday.

Initially, the 20-year-old woman claimed she was walking up Broadway, near Rector Street, when a man attacked at about 4:50 p.m., slashing her in the left cheek and possibly yelling "terrorist," a law enforcement official said on Thursday.

But police said the woman later recanted the story. Investigators said they believe the wound to her cheek was self-inflicted.

The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center with nonlife-threatening injuries and is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, police said.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing. It remains unclear whether the woman will face any charges.

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