NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after police said a man made an anti-white remark and splashed a liquid in a 13-year-old girl’s face, causing her eyes to burn during an attack in Queens.

The victim was allegedly attacked after getting off a Q10 bus at Lefferts Boulevard and 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the suspect came up behind the girl and when she turned around, he yelled racial remarks and threw the unknown substance on her.

It is believed the liquid was some kind of beverage, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.

As the teen’s eyes burned, sources said her aunt followed the suspect managing to snap a photo him as he ran off northbound on Lefferts Boulevard toward 97th Avenue, CBS2’s Reena Roy reported.

Queens Liquid Attack

This is the man police say is wanted in connection with an attack on a 13-year-old girl in Queens. (credit: NYPD)

The victim was treated at Jamaica Hospital.

Her father, Vincent Evangelista, said his daughter is feisty and strong, telling 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa, “She’s going to move on from this incident and not let this in any way affect her in the future.”

Surveillance video shows the man casually walking on the sidewalk and looking over his shoulder. In his hand is a water bottle, which may have contained the burning substance, Roy reported.

“Normally she travels after school with her buddies, but she was part of an after school program and came back a little later,” he said.

She was treated at Jamaica Hospital and expected to be okay. Evangelista said they’ve lived in the neighborhood her whole life and won’t be changing their lifestyle.

“As long as she feels safe taking the bus she can continue taking the bus,” he said.

Police have been scanning the area since the attack and commuters are hoping for a quick arrest.

“The police came yesterday here and they went to the liquor store and they checked all the camera,” said Francisco Disla, who works nearby.

“I hope they catch him,” said Kamle Dokhie of Richmond Hill. “I’m scared for myself because I travel on the bus all the time so I hope they do something about it fast.”

“I think that’s really scary that he’s still on the loose because honestly I don’t want him doing anything like that to me or my friends,” said resident Nandanie Shamnarine.

The suspect is described by police as a black man, about 30 years old, with a bald head. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with a red shirt underneath, royal blue pants, and tan and brown boots.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Comments (18)
  1. Wang Long says:

    Correction to your title *NYPD: Man Makes Racist Remark, Throws Liquid In 13-Year-Old Girl’s Face In Queens*

  2. hynzerelli says:

    STRING THAT PRIMITIVE UP

  3. Animal doing what animals do!

  4. Silvio Lotz says:

    Typical Obama supporter on the loose

  5. Frank Muller says:

    Just a vague description, police “don’t have much to go on”. Isn’t that the usual line we’re fed? If they do catch him guaranteed he will have a long criminal record and should be still in jail for the last crime he committed.

  6. Tom Smith says:

    Compliments of Obama and all the race baiters in the DNC.

  7. Johnny Reb says:

    SEGREGATION is the only answer. Imagine a world where Whites could live without the fear of being attacked by wild animals.

  8. John Smith says:

    Thank God all of the attacks happen in Democrat controlled areas.

  9. Don McCoy says:

    Ahhhh…the endless rewards of Diversity…

  10. President Trump should go on public television to speak out against this. And send the AG there to investigate. That’s what USA hating BO would have done if the races were reversed.

  11. Attack a 13 year old white girl. That seems about right for a racist.

  12. John Akridge says:

    Who would have thought Darius Rucker would have stooped to racial attacks.

    1. Jan New says:

      Obviously, you know nothing about Darius Rucker, or his wife.

  13. Rob Bennett says:

    Like almost all of these AHOLES…… COWARD…..COWARD……COWARD

  14. chicocdm says:

    If Obama had a son.

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