Woman lied about slashing, says NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD says a woman who claimed she was slashed in the face by a stranger in Lower Manhattan has recanted her story.

Police said Friday that their investigation revealed that the woman's wound was self-inflicted.

They say the 20-year-old woman was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

Police say the woman reported a random attack Thursday afternoon and told police a man grabbed her and slashed her on the left side of her face. Police say she told them that the man called her a terrorist during the attack.

Authorities say her injuries aren't life-threatening.

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