A fight broke out on an E train after a subway rider's 8-year-old son asked why another child was wearing a costume, police say. Investigators are now looking for two suspects who assaulted the child's mother.
The incident took place around 1:30 p.m. on November 2nd, in a Queens-bound E train. According to the NYPD, a 50-year-old woman's son asked her why a boy on the train was wearing a costume, prompting the boy's mother to confront the other mother.
The NY Post reports, "'Tell your f-king son not to disrespect my child,' the suspect said, according to a police source."
The police say that during the altercation, "one of the individuals placed the victim in a chokehold while the second individual punched her in the face and hit her on the head with a cell phone."
The assailants fled the train when it arrived at the the 71 Street-Continental Avenue station. The victim suffered redness, swelling, and bruising to the face but declined medical attention.
Police released video of the suspects, describing them as females around 25-30 years old; one was wearing a gray shirt, dark colored pants, a black jacket tied around her waist, with a black purse over her shoulder, while the other was last seen was wearing a red baseball cap, a blue jacket and gray sweatpants.
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