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Woman attacked on Orleans Avenue in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS –A 23-year-old woman suffered facial injuries Friday morning when she was attacked near her Niagara Street home, police said.

The victim was talking on her cellphone in the 2300-block of Orleans Avenue shortly after 9 a.m. when a man accused her of calling him a racial epithet and punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground, police said. The attacker fled on foot toward 24th Street and Ferry Avenue, police added.

The victim was treated in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.