By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a woman they say hit a teenage girl with a cardboard box and made anti-Asian statements.

It happened around 10 a.m. last Friday outside a market on Brighton Beach Avenue in Brooklyn.

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Police said the woman attacked the 17-year-old victim and yelled anti-Asian slurs before running off.

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The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

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Anyone with information about the suspect 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

CBSNewYork Team