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Woman, 24, slashed by stranger on her way to work in Chelsea

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 7:12 PM

A Brooklyn woman on her way to work was slashed in Midtown early Wednesday, but made it to he job anyway before calling 911, cops and a witness said.

Amanda Morris, 24 of Brooklyn, needed seven stitches to close the nasty cuts on her face, sources said. Her attacker approached her from the curb.

“Today was a difficult day that I never thought I would have to go through,” Morris wrote on Facebook. “I was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and put in an unfortunate situation.”

She was slashed outside the Malibu Diner on W. 24th St. near Seventh Ave. around 6:25 a.m., police said. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital with a non-life threatening wound, officials said.

Amanda Morris, 24, needed seven stitches to close the wound on her face.Facebook

Amanda Morris, 24, needed seven stitches to close the wound on her face.

Photos she posted to Facebook show two vicious one-inch slash wounds above and below her lips and a third smaller cut with bruising on her nose.

“I was slashed on my face with an unidentifiable object thought to be a razor/box cutter,” she wrote.

“It was unprovoked and I did not have any association with this man prior to the incident. We have never seen each other before.”

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Morris wrote that she had a “bad feeling” about the man as soon as she saw him.

“His walk was irregular and he appeared under the influence by his body language and stance,” she said. “Always, always trust your gut instincts.”

At the Chelsea Whole Foods, where she works, a fellow employee said the woman is in charge of pricing.

Morris was headed to work Wednesday to her job at the Chelsea Whole Foods.Facebook

Morris was headed to work Wednesday to her job at the Chelsea Whole Foods.

“She was bleeding,” the co-worker said. “She came to work and the ambulance picked her up here. It was crazy.”

Detectives obtained security video of the attack. Her attacker has not been found, cops said.

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She concluded her post with a warning: “Even in a safer neighborhood such as Chelsea you should always stay alert and aware of your surroundings. Had I crossed the street this could have been avoided.”

The young woman, who lives in Brooklyn, described the terrible attack on her Facebook page.Facebook

The young woman, who lives in Brooklyn, described the terrible attack on her Facebook page.

She described her attacker at 5-7 to 5-10, age 25 to 30. He was wearing a red NBA jacket, white Jordan and a green hoodie.

She received dozens of good wishes from her Facebook friends. “I’m so sorry this happened to you,” posted Rachel Weber. “I wish someone could have seen what happened and got the guy away from you. Am paranoid of all strangers. Everyone here is a freak.”

kortiz@nydailynews.com

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