News Woman lied about slashing in Financial District, cops say 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 By Alison Fox and Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated April 1, 2016 6:42 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email 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. By Alison Fox and Lauren Cook email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.