ATLANTA – A woman was attacked by a man in Midtown who cut her throat and stole her purse, according to police. Witnesses jumped in to try to catch the assailant, but he slipped away.
Police said the 58-year-old woman was paying to park her car at the corner of Juniper and 5th Street Sunday around 2 p.m. Authorities said that is when a white man in his 40s with brown hair and a beard came up from behind her and put a knife to her neck. Police said he slit her throat, leaving a gash 5 to 6 inches long, before grabbing her purse and ran.