NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say attacked an Asian woman with a cane at a subway station in Upper Manhattan.

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the beating that took place around 6:45 a.m. on May 12 at the Broadway-West 116th Street station in Morningside Heights.

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Police said the 23-year-old victim exited a northbound 1 train and passed by the suspect on the platform.

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That’s when he allegedly swung his cane, hitting the woman in the head and hip.

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Police said the suspect fled the station on a northbound 1 train.

The victim suffered pain and swelling but refused medical attention.

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Anyone with information about the attack 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.

CBSNewYork Team