NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman was attacked with spray paint on a subway train, and police believe it may have been an act of hate.

On Friday, CBS2’s Jessica Layton spoke exclusively to the woman about the frightening attack. She said after the attack, she was left with a rash on her leg, dizziness, vomiting and a headache – and she has not been able to sleep in fear that it could happen again.

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“I don’t feel OK,” the woman said. “I feel so scared.”

Fearful of retaliation, the soft-spoken woman hid her face with a big fur hat. But she could not shake what happened to her while riding the subway earlier this week.

“I don’t want nobody to be in this situation,” the woman said.

The 45-year-old mother from the Bronx was riding the No. 4 train just before 5 p.m. Wednesday when out of the blue, she said a man took out what looked like a can of spray paint and started spraying a freezing cold substance on her legs.

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“They just came so fast,” the woman said.

The victim said while he was spraying her, a woman with him was egging him on and shouting hateful things.

“Start to say words about we’re I’m from; to say, ‘I hate Dominicans; I hope they die,’” the woman said.

After the attack, the woman said the suspects stayed on the train. Other riders tried to snap photos, but they were likely nervous – only managing to capture a shot of the can in the male suspects coat.

“They’re scared. They don’t want to risk their life,” she said. “For me it is incredible. It’s like we are going back to the past.”

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Police late Friday did not have a good description on the suspects, but they said they were investigating the attack as a possible hate crime.