NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Six people attacked an Asian woman for not wearing a mask on the subway, police said.
The incident is being investigated as a hate crime because the suspects made anti-Asian comments related to COVID during the attack, police said.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
It happened at 1:45 p.m. Dec. 17 on a southbound A train at West 4th Street and the Avenue of the Americas.Police Seize 7 Vans Allegedly Used As Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan
Police say the victim, 32, was riding the train when she was approached by the group, who confronted her for not wearing a mask on public transportation. The situation escalated and the victim was punched repeatedly in the face.
The group of three men and three women took off. The victim refused medical attention at the scene.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.MORE NEWS: Woman Accused Of Telling Black Couple At Brooklyn Dog Park, 'Stay In Your Hood'
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