A 23 year old female from Michigan was walking back to her hotel room early Saturday morning [around 4:30am] with her friend, when the two were approached by
Police told WPIX: “The victim’s friend told the man to back off, but he followed them instead,”
“He then snuck up behind the victim on West 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues and slashed her across the chest and right hand with a sharp object, according to the NYPD.”
New York City has become far more dangerous since the Pandemic shutdown ravaged small businesses, cut back the Police budget, and put greater strain on New York residents.
According to a comparative analysis to the previous year there was a “6.8% reduction”, or “$382 million less” in NYPD funding, which can be reflected in the full Expense and Contract Budget.
This represents the latest in a series of violent attacks that has recently occurred in Times Square.