The incident occurred at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, East Nassau County, on Monday, June 5 at around 420 p.m.

According to Nassau County Police detectives, the woman was walking on the second floor of the Roosevelt Field Mall when she was struck in the face by a man.

After being hit, the victim noticed the man had a knife in his hand. The man then fled, police said.

The victim suffered a severe tear to his left cheek and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or 911.

All callers will remain anonymous.

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