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Woman walking with 2 children on Sunset Park street slashed in stomach in seemingly random attack


SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) — A 41-year-old woman walking on a Brooklyn street with her two children was slashed in the stomach by an unknown man the day after Christmas in what appears to be a random attack.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the vicinity of 45th Street and 8th Avenue in Sunset Park.

Police say the woman was walking with her kids when an unidentified male approached her and displayed a knife.

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He then slashed her stomach, causing a minor laceration, before fleeing southbound on 7th Avenue on foot.

The victim was taken to Lutheran Medical in stable condition.

The suspect was later seen on surveillance video hopping a turnstile at a nearby subway station.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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