A Muslim teen was accosted by three men, who called her a “terrorist,” on Thursday night, an NYPD source said.
The 18-year-old woman was waiting for the 6 train at the 23rd Street station around 10 p.m. with her headphones on when she allegedly heard three men making references to Donald Trump in her direction.
When she boarded the northbound train, the men continued to chant “Donald Trump” and got on the subway with her, police said.
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With her back to the men, the woman told police she heard them call her a “terrorist.”
"You f---king terrorist! Get out of this country! You don't belong here!" the men yelled, ABC7 reported.
One of the men grabbed the woman's purse and broke the strap, the NYPD source said.
The men followed the woman as she tried to move away from them; then, one of the men grabbed at her hijab, partially removing it, police said.
"Get that f---king thing off your head!" they shouted, according to ABC7.
The woman fled the train at Grand Central Station and reported the incident to police.
The first suspect is described as a clean-shaven white man with brown hair and eyes, 20 to 21 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, medium build and 170 pounds. The woman told police he was wearing a black jacket.
The second suspect is described as a white man, 20 to 21 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium build, 170 pounds, with straight brown hair. He was wearing a navy blue hoodie and beige Timberland boots, police said.
The third suspect is described as a white man with blonde hair, 20 to 21 years old, 5 feet 9 inches, tall medium build and 170 pounds.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and video was pulled from transit. The hate crimes division is assisting.