NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is looking for two women wanted in what police say might have been a racially motivated attack on a Manhattan subway train.
The two suspects, seen in a video released by the NYPD, assaulted a 29-year-old Asian woman who was with her parents on a No. 1 train last month, police said.
One of the suspects screamed and shouted profanities at the victim after getting on the train at 86th Street, police said. Both suspects then pulled her to the floor and punched her in the head while making anti-Asian comments, police said.
The two ran off after getting off the train at West 110th Street and Broadway.
The victim suffered bruising, swelling and pain to her head and torso, as well as a concussion. She was treated at a hospital and released.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, visit the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.