NYC slashings have skyrocketed! We’ve been reporting on the numerous random attacks in the NYC subway and on the street. Here’s the latest one that’s pretty brutal:
A young woman was sliced across the face in the early morning attack Friday that left her with a six-inch wound — becoming the latest in a spate of terrifying slashings across the city.
“It all happened very quickly,” said Paula Delos Santos, 20, who was cut across the left cheek at 12:15 a.m. in The Bronx. “I was terrified, very frantic, hysterical. I had blood all over me. I thought it was because he kicked me in the face.”
The pretty brunette had just gotten off the No. 2 train and was talking to a pal on the phone on her way home when she was attacked from behind on Holland Avenue near Morris Park Avenue.
“All of a sudden, I feel a presence behind me, so I turn to look and he grabbed my phone and my first instinct was to grasp on tighter to the phone,” she recalled. “I think he took that as me trying to fight back. I didn’t really see what he cut me with, he just slashed my cheek.”
The suspect then shoved her to the ground and kicked her in the face before taking off in the opposite direction with her purse, Delos Santos said.
“It was like an adrenaline rush … All I was sure of was his hand motion towards my face, he pushed me and he just kicked me in the mouth area,” she said.