Woman bites, scratches F train rider after being asked to move bag: NYPD

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A dispute over a seat on a Queens F train during the morning rush hour last week resulted in a violent outburst from one straphanger, police said.

A 45-year-old woman was on board the Manhattan-bound subway at about 9:45 a.m. on Aug. 14 when she asked the suspect to move her bag that was placed on a seat so she could sit, authorities said.

The female suspect did not answer and when the victim tried to sit down, the suspect “became enraged,” according to police. She then pushed the victim, scratching her on the chest, pulling her hair and biting her on her forearm, causing a laceration and bleeding.

When the train stopped at the 21st Street-Queensbridge subway station in Long Island City, the suspect fled, police said. The victim was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.