By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD wants your help finding whoever attacked an Asian woman Sunday near Times Square.

It happened around 8:45 p.m. on West 42nd Street near Ninth Avenue.

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Police said two women were walking when they were approached by the suspect, who told them to take off their masks and then struck one of the women with a hammer.

The 31-year-old victim was hospitalized with a cut to her head, but is expected to be OK.

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The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attack as a possible bias crime.

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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 via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team