A 54-year-old woman was allegedly attacked by a man on a Manhattan-bound L train after she tried to stop him from hitting his child.

According to the NYPD, the victim was attacked on Saturday, July 26th at around 3:30 p.m., while riding a northbound L train in Brooklyn. Cops say the suspect grabbed the unidentified woman by the arm and by the back of the shirt, slammed her into the train pole several times and threw her on the ground on her back, causing multiple injuries.

A friend of the victim forwarded an email from her; she writes that she was attacked by a man who was "beating his child in front of me. I intervened verbally and said, "Please don't hit your child." And, he said, "Shut the fuck up, we will hit our child if we want to." And he proceeded to hit her again, really hard in the chest." The woman says she threatened to report the man and then tried to move to another subway car, whereupon he following her and attacked her, nearly knocking out her teeth and leaving her with bruises on her head. She says two men on the train stopped him from beating her further; the subway conductor stopped the train at the Lorimer station and notified authorities.

An NYPD spokesperson has corroborated the woman's story, adding that the suspect fled the scene and has still not been apprehended. He is described as a male Hispanic in his early thirties, and is around 6 feet tall. Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 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.