The victim says the suspect demanded she remove her mask before being assaulted.
Police are investigating whether the same suspect is connected to the attacks.
The Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.
Dana Sagona, a librarian at the New York Public Library, was waiting for a Lyft outside her friend's apartment when it happened.
He allegedly yelled about Satan while wielding a knife at employees.
'It was biting at my leg, I had to do something.'
The suspect claims it was a misunderstanding.
The attacker and victim's verbal dispute escalated into a physical altercation, police said.
The attack may be linked to the Trinitarios.
He was reportedly found with a life vest.
The victim apparently lost consciousness for 45 minutes.
"Now, I'm extremely fearful."
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