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NYPD: Woman Was Attacked By Subway Rider Making Anti-Hispanic Statements

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A woman was assaulted on a subway train car on Tuesday morning, and the police say the suspect made anti-Hispanic remarks during the attack.

The incident took place at around 4:10 a.m., on a southbound 2 train near the White Plains Road and Pelham Parkway station in the Bronx. According to the NYPD, a 54-year-old woman "became involved in a dispute with an unidentified female," who then "proceeded to remove the victim’s contractor helmet and struck her in the face while making anti-Hispanic statements."

The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to Einstein Hospital.

Police, who are investigating the assault as a hate crime, released an image of the suspect, who is described as having burgundy hair and was last seen wearing a camouflage scarf and all black clothing.

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Image of the suspect (NYPD)


Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this female 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 CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

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