Police: Man tells woman, 'You pretty,' before slashing her face, stealing purse

A woman said she was attacked on a New York City street Sunday morning by a man who slashed her face with a knife and stole her purse, WABC reported.

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The 31-year-old woman told police the assailant approached her on the Brooklyn street around 7:45 a.m. and told her, "You pretty. Are you scared?" the television station reported. The woman tried to walk away, but the suspect slashed her in the face and took her purse, WNBC reported.

The woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for a large cut on her face, the television station reported. She needed 40 stitches to close the wound, according to WABC.

While no arrests have been made, the New York Police Department released photos of the alleged assailant, the television station reported.