Woman Says ‘I Hate Mexicans’ After Punching Subway Passenger in the Face: NYPD
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New York police are looking for a woman accused of punching another woman on a subway train and saying “I hate Mexicans” as the apparent reason.
The 41-year-old victim reported the incident happened Monday morning on a northbound “Q” train. The suspect allegedly sat next to her before standing up and punching her multiple times in the face without any provocation or prior conversation, according to a police press release.
When the victim asked the suspect why she hit her, the suspect reportedly said, “I hate Mexicans.”
The victim took a photo of the suspect before exiting the train and suffered bruises to his forehead and a cut to his upper lip.
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The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
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The suspect is described as a dark-skinned woman, about 5’6″, slim and weighing 120 pounds, long black hair tied in a ponytail with a tattoo with Roman numerals on her left arm. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt. with a graphic on the front, blue jeans, black Crocs and carrying a handbag.
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Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA ( 74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging into Crime Stoppers website Or on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.