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Police Release Sketch of Suspect Wanted for Acid Attack

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Aug. 23, 2015 Staff Report

The police have released a sketch of the suspect believed to have thrown an acid-like substance into the face of a woman on Skillman Avenue Wednesday.

The suspect–described as 5′ 8″ and about 30 years old–allegedly threw a hazardous liquid into a 59-year-old woman’s face outside 33-02 Skillman Ave. as she was about to enter her car at 5:20 pm.

The suspect allegedly called out to the victim from behind, and as she turned around she was splashed in the face. The woman was left with third degree burns and was transported to Cornell Hospital. She has been treated and released

The suspect was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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Crampon's Delicious Marshall

Meanwhile, the NYPD has 6 detectives harassing the topless women in Times Square who are doing nothing illegal. Memo to the mayor and NYPD: get your priorities in order and go after this psycho.

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User239134

Can we know more about the person who was attacked? The reason I am asking is to know if we should be afraid of a maniac among us attacking random people or if this person actually had any reason to be attacked (personal vendetta or grudge, etc) The person above seems to be from Caribbean or south Indies (Guyana), and culturally they may punish women who bring shame to their family. You can see this acid attack in South Asian cultures too. I don’t even want to think about pimp/worker disputes because we don’t know about the woman. So anyway I really hope we get to know more and what I would fear is if this was a personal grudge over a parking space or garden or some other stupid nonsense that makes people go all nuts for no reason….

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Luvu2

The victim had left a wellness seminar . It does not sound as if they knew each other but I could be wrong

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User239134

Why thumbs down to this? Did they find the suspects or did they even have suspects on that murder? Or was it some kind of a quick cover up?

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