The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating an unprovoked assault that occurred on a Tribeca sidewalk last month, in which a woman allegedly yelled, "White bitch, take that!" before hitting another woman with a metal box.

It happened shortly before noon on May 31st in front of 77 Warren Street. Police say the suspect struck a 57-year-old woman with a metal box and shouted, "White bitch, take that!" Then the suspect fled west on Warren Street.

The victim, who reportedly didn't say anything to the suspect before the attack, suffered a laceration to her face and was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center for treatment.

Police describe the suspect as being 30-40 years old, who was last seen wearing a blue jacket, light colored pants and she carried a black shoulder and a silver and black metal box.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.