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 gShare 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 Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.