Ola Albanni threatened to ‘slash’ judge’s face: Report

Ola Albanni (Crimestoppers) and the Manhattan corner where she allegedly slashed a stranger in the face (Google Maps)

A 52-year-old New Jersey woman already accused of slashing a 65-year-old stranger in the face with a kitchen knife on a New York City corner in an unprovoked attack appeared in court this week where she reportedly threatened to do the same to a sitting judge if he tried to make her serve a lengthy prison sentence.

“I’m going to slash you in the face too if you put me in the cell for a long time,” Ola Albanni said to Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Miriam R. Best during her Monday arraignment in criminal court, the New York Post reported. She reportedly reiterated the threat a second time during the hearing then spent about a minute ranting nonsensically.

Due to the bizarre series of outbursts, Judge Best ended the proceeding by ordering Albanni to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

According to the New York Police Department, a woman was walking in front of a pizzeria located on the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 38th Street at about 6:10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1 when an unknown female assailant — later identified as Albanni — “approached and slashed her in the face with a large knife” before fleeing the scene on foot.

The victim sustained a laceration just below her left eye, the Daily Voice reported. She was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where she reportedly received six stitches.

The NYPD immediately released security camera footage that showed a woman with curly hair hitting just below the shoulder, a patterned bucket hat, a long-sleeve furry black jacket, a white shirt, and bright pink sequined shorts. The footage showed the suspect fleeing the area after the attack while carrying two shopping bags.

Ola Albanni threatened to ‘slash’ judge’s face: Report

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