A woman who claimed she was slashed in the face by a stranger in Lower Manhattan has recanted her story, police said.

The New York Police Department said Friday that their investigation revealed that the woman's wound was self-inflicted.

They said the 20-year-old woman was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.

Police said the woman reported a random attack Thursday afternoon and told police a man grabbed her and slashed her on the left side of her face. Police said she told them that the man called her a terrorist during the attack.

Authorities say her injuries aren't life-threatening.