Woman slashed with 'unknown object' while walking in Brooklyn

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was slashed while walking in Brooklyn.

It happened on Tuesday at 4 a.m. on the corner of Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights.

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Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was slashed in in Brooklyn

Police say the 24-year-old woman was approached by a man who slashed her in the back of the head with an unknown object, causing a deep laceration.

The suspect fled northbound on Franklin Avenue.

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Authorities say the Rottweiler first killed a smaller dog before lunging at police.

The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a man with a medium skin tone, approximately 48-50, 5'10" and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black coat, a blue sweatshirt, and blue sweatpants.

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Police say 21-year-old Tyler Nichols was walking with his older brother 24-year-old Shane Nichols when a group of men jumped out of a car and assaulted them.

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