NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Friday were trying to identify a woman they believe attacked someone with a rubber mallet in an Upper East Side subway station this week.
Around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, the victim, a 21-year-old woman, was standing in the 96th Street No. 6 train station when she was attacked by an unidentified woman with a black rubber mallet, police said.READ MORE: NYC Teachers Union Concerned About Potential Staffing Issues As Vaccine Deadline Approaches
The victim suffered injuries to her head, police said. She was taken to Metropolitan Hospital Center for treatment, police said.READ MORE: Federal Arrest Warrant Issued For Gabby Petito's Missing Fiancé Brian Laundrie
The suspect was described as a black female in her 20s, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds, with a slim build.
Police released a photo that is believed to be of the assailant.MORE NEWS: 'I Can't Take This Anymore': Heavy Rain In Tri-State Area Renews Flooding Concerns For Many Still Dealing With Damage From Ida
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 577-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.