Woman slashed in face, neck near DePaul Lincoln Park campus


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A recent DePaul graduate was slashed in the face and neck early Thursday morning near the music buildings on the Lincoln Park campus, according to DePaul Public Safety and Chicago police.

The attack occurred near the corner of Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street, according to an alert sent by DePaul Public Safety. The woman was taken to the hospital, the alert said.

Police spokesperson Tom Ahern told the Chicago Tribune that the attack appeared to be sexually motivated and that the woman was expected to recover. Detectives are investigating whether she was sexually assaulted, he said.

The attacker may have been in a car driving the wrong way on Belden Avenue before turning onto Halsted Street, where the attacker pulled off the street, seized the woman and attacked her, according to the Tribune.

Police issued a community alert about the attack and are asking for the public’s help identifying the attacker, who was only described as a “male suspect.” Anyone with information may call detectives at 312-747-8380.