Man asks woman for directions, then slashes her

a group of people walking down a street

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police say a man thanked a woman for giving him directions by slashing her across the face.

The suspect came up to the 28-year-old victim on Lafayette Avenue in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx Thursday afternoon, according to the NYPD.

He asked her for directions and she obliged, pointing him to the place he wanted to go.

That’s when police say he suddenly pulled out a cutting device and slashed her on the left side of her face.

The woman was taken to an area hospital, where she had to have multiple stitches.

Police said they’re looking for a man in his 30s. They released surveillance video of him Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Adam Warner