Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang, 57, was slashed in the neck last Sunday evening by an unknown assailant near his Brooklyn home, New York Daily reports.

David Henry Hwang Slashed In The Neck In Random Attack

According to police, Hwang was walking on South Oxford Ave. near Lafayette Ave. in Fort Greene when the attacker slashed him from behind around 8:50 p.m.

The writer, who won the Tony award for Best Play for M. Butterfly in 1988, told police he felt a sharp pain after the attack and noticed his neck was bleeding. He then checked himself into the nearest hospital.

A woman who answered the door of Hwang’s house to reporters on Wednesday revealed he was doing fine. The attacker has yet to be identified.


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