NYPD search for suspect in subway hair-pulling incident

Authorities say the suspect pulled the victims hair and repeatedly punched her. The victim reportedly suffered a dislocated shoulder.
The victim reportedly suffered a dislocated right shoulder after the melee. NYPD/Flickr

The NYPD is on the lookout for a suspect they say viciously attacked a woman after an altercation on the northbound 7 train.


Cops said that on Dec. 21, around 9:15 a.m., a 37-year-old woman was boarding the subway atQueensboro Plazawhen she "accidentally bumped into another female while taking a seat. The female suspect sitting next to the victim began a verbal argument with her."


At that point, authorities alleged the suspect "began to pull the victim's hair and continuously punch her in the face, head, shoulder and back."


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The victim reportedly suffered a dislocated right shoulder after the melee.

Cops said that the suspect got off the subway at either Vernon Boulevard/Jackson Avenue stationor Hunter Point station.

The suspect is described as an Asian female, approximately 35-years-old, 5-foot-4 and 120 pounds with brown eyes and long wavy red hair. Authorities added that the suspect was last seen wearing a black waist-length coat and multi-colored scarf.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Tipsters cantext informationvia274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577, too.

The public can also submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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