Woman assaulted in alleged bias attack on 7 train in Court Square: NYPD

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is looking for this suspect in an alleged anti-Hispanic assault on board a 7 train in Long Island Coty last month. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

The NYPD Hate Crimes Task force is investigating an assault of a woman on board a 7 train in Long Island City early last month.

Police from the 108th Precinct and Transit District 20 reported that on the afternoon of Saturday, July 2, the 42-year-old victim was in a southbound 7 train approaching the Court Square station when an unidentified man came up behind her and allegedly began making anti-Hispanic remarks.

The suspect proceeded to punch her in the face causing swelling and bruising before exiting the subway car at the Hunters Point station and walking off in an unknown direction, according to authorities. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention at the scene.

The NYPD released a surveillance image Saturday, Aug. 13, that shows the suspect walking out of the station and described him as having a medium complexion.

He was last seen wearing a dark Pytchley cap and a white polo shirt with blue stripes, dark sweatpants, gray flip flops and a light-colored backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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