NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for two people in a suspected transphobic attack in Harlem.
It happened around 8 p.m. Friday on the southbound C train platform at West 155th Street.
The 26-year-old woman who says she’s the victim is speaking out on social media.
“I swear I just wish people would leave me alone. I didn’t do anything. I just want to be left alone,” she says in a video.
Investigators say a man seen wearing a yellow jacket shouted “anti-sexual orientation statements” and spit on the victim, then slapped her in the face.
A woman in a black jacket is accused of slapping the victim’s phone to the ground.
A social post from the alleged victim says she was called transphobic slurs. That post has been retweeted by Mayor Bill de Blasio, who calls the attack “loathsome.”
Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.