EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police say a mother was slashed in the face by another woman after her child threw up on an MTA bus in Brooklyn.
Authorities say the victim was on the B14 bus with her kids Tuesday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. when her 4-year-old son got sick.
As a result, the bus had to be put out of service. As the passengers got off the bus to wait for another, she was confronted by an angry passenger on the corner of Elton Street and Sutter Avenue.
The 31-year-old victim, who did not want to be identified, said she tried to reason with her.
"He's a kid. I'm not a genie. I'm not supposed to guess when he's gonna throw up," she said. "So she said to me, 'Well you should have just got off the bus,' and I was like, 'Well, what can I do?'"
Moments later she said the woman ran up to her and slashed her across the face before fleeing eastbound on Sutter Avenue in a black Toyota Camry.
"I didn't even feel the cut until it started bleeding, I didn't even know she cut me, that's how quick she did it," the victim said. "A kid is just a kid, you know. Things happen. As a parent, you have to deal with these things all the time. So, to me, you know, it was just a shocker."
The victim was taken to the hospital with a laceration to her face.
"I'm just, I'm very sad. I feel like emotional," the victim said. "I haven't slept, for the last couple of days I've been up."
The victim said she wants the woman arrested and she wants to press charges against her after she traumatized her children.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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Mom slashed by woman after kid throws up on MTA bus in Brooklyn: NYPD
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