On Wednesday, a 16-year-old girl was walking to school when she was viciously attacked. The unnamed teenager was slashed with a box cutter by a mysterious man wearing a surgical mask.
Authorities revealed that the victim, who was an exchange student from China, was slashed multiple times across the face, saying:
“She’s slashed in her face, twice. Once from her ear to her throat, to the middle of her throat, and another part of the face as well.”
Luckily, the teen’s injuries were not life-threatening, and she was taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center for treatment.
The suspect “came out of nowhere” and was caught attacking the girl from behind on nearby security cameras (above). Officials say he was “wearing a surgical mask and he has surgical gloves on.”
Police released the video in the hopes that someone will be able to identify the attacker. The alleged assailant looks to be a man in his 20s, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the sleeves.
We hope they find this guy soon.
Our hearts are with the victim and her family after this scary situation.
[Image via NYPD.]