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 â€” Asian-Americans in their 30s or 40s â€” 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 â€?09â€? on the back. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 800-577-TIPS.