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NIAGARA FALLS – An 18-year-old Falls girl was cut several times on her face by a female using a box cutter as a weapon at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 2700 block of Highland Avenue.

The victim told police that she and a friend were walking along Highland Avenue when a female she knows jumped out of a pickup and ran toward them. She said she was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance that burned her eyes. She said the suspect then picked up an object, which appeared to be a box cutter, and slashed her three or four times in the face.

The victim was cut several times near her right eye and once near her left eye.

The victim said after a struggle she escaped her attacker.