A Port Chester woman was arrested early this morning for slashing another Port Chester woman ear-to-throat in a street-side attack, according to police.
Takita McCrae, 34, faces a felony charge after officers caught up with her at her Irving Avenue home, where they also took her minivan and a knife into custody as evidence.
The victim, a 21-year-old woman from Purdy Avenue, told police she was walking on Traverse Avenue at 3:30 a.m. when a Dodge minivan stopped and McCrae jumped out, Lt. James Ladeairous said.
McCrae ran up to the victim and slashed the left side of her face from ear to throat, opening up a large gash that was two inches deep, according to police. McCrae then ran back to the minivan, and the driver took off.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Greenwich Hospital. Her wound was severe, but does not appear to be life-threatening. She gave a statement to police identifying McCrae and told officers where they could find her.
Officers knocked on the door of McCrae's 147 Irving Ave. apartment, and McCrae came willingly to police headquarters, Ladeairous said. Officers also noticed the gray minivan the victim had described; on the front seat was a knife, although police say the slash looks more like a boxcutter or razor wound. It's not yet clear if the knife was the weapon used in the attaack.
McCrae was charged with second-degree assault, a felony. Police believe this morning's attack was retribution for an argument that started last week between the victim and McCrae's mother, and an investigation continues.
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