Police say a machete-wielding man slashed a woman yesterday in New York City’s Bryant Park.

Authorities arrested 43-year-old Frederick Young after they say he followed the 31-year-old victim with a blade hidden in a plastic bag, then slashed her several times in broad daylight.

Witnesses chased the suspect and flagged down police. Young surrendered without a fight, according to authorities.


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The suspect, who is homeless, has at least 23 prior arrests, including an arrest for menacing with a machete about five years ago.

The victim suffered a gash to her arm but is in stable condition.

Watch video of police apprehending the suspect below.


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