Police seek Jamaica bias attack suspect

By Patrick Donachie

Police were seeking a suspect in a bias assault that occurred in Jamaica when a woman allegedly made bigoted anti-Muslim statements before attacking the victim.

The NYPD said the attack occurred March 6 at about 8:20 p.m., around the intersection of Sutphin Boulevard and 109th Avenue. Police said the suspect, described by the NYPD as a black woman with brightly colored hair, approached the 26-year-old female victim and made the anti-Muslim statements. She then punched the victim in the side of the neck and fled northbound on Sutphin Boulevard, according to the NYPD.

The suspect was last seen wearing a multi-colored jacket, a dark colored shirt, dark colored pants and boots, according to the NYPD. Police also released a photo from a surveillance camera of the individual in question.

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdonachie@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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