metro—Cops seek slasherThis is the paper that's given away free on the subways in New York, so it's the one that's among the most likely to be seen by potential victims, but they just can't say that the guy who's slashing random Asian women is black—even if it costs lives.
by joshua rhett miller / metro new york
AUG 27, 2007
MANHATTAN. At least three women have been slashed by a man as they walked along busy city streets, most recently in Chinatown, police said.
The victims – Asian-Americans in their 30s or 40s – told police that the suspect slashed their right arms with a knife or an unknown object as he passed them. The latest attack occurred Aug. 17 at Chrystie and Delancey streets, where a 35-year-old woman was attacked. Police said the woman suffered a minor laceration and was taken to an area hospital for observation.
Investigators believe the same man is also responsible for two attacks on July 16. A 32-year-old victim was slashed as she walked on West 32nd Street and a 46-year-old woman was assaulted hours later near Grand and Chrystie streets.
Police said the suspect was described as a man in his late 20s about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a light gray sweatshirt with the numbers ”09” on the back. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 800-577-TIPS.