Police: man facing charges after slashing woman in the face

September 01, 2019 10:21 AM

WATERVLIET -- A New York City man is facing charges after police say he slashed a woman in the face. 

According to police, 41-year-old Richard Burton of Brooklyn took off from the Van Rensselaer village housing complex after an argument that turned violent. 

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Officers say he was fighting with another man when a woman stepped in and tried to break it up. Burton then pulled out a knife and slashed the victim's face. She was rushed to the hospital. 

Burton now faces assault and more. 


Muneib Chater

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