NEW YORK CITY—Police are searching for a suspect caught on surveillance camera slashing a woman in Manhattan. The savage attack happened Sunday morning near Seventh Avenue and West 42nd Street in Midtown.
Footage shows the African-American male suspect walking up behind the 59-year-old woman as she pulls a cart. Police said the suspect cut her right hand with a box cutter for no apparent reason, reports CBS News.
According to ABC’s CeFaan Kim, the victim was Asian and the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is not investigating the incident.
The 59-year-old Asian woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is expected to be OK.
Anyone with information about her attacker is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.