A 20-year-old woman who claimed she was slashed and called a ‘f***ing terrorist’ by an attacker in Lower Manhattan has owned up to carrying it out herself.
The student, of Middle Eastern descent, was walking at 4.10pm on Thursday when she said a man appeared outside Trinity Church, near Wall Street.
She alleged he was armed with a blade and wounded her on the left side of the face. The attacker was then said to have fled as locals heard a commotion.
Emergency services were called after the woman contacted her father describing her injury and ordeal.
Detectives last night were at the scene searching for clues to what was seen as a random violent assault.
But they struggled in their hunt for witnesses and evidence before she admitted to carrying out the attack on herself.
Chief Bill Aubry, NYPD Detective Bureau, initially told Eyewitness News: ‘We’d like to ask the public for their help,’