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 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."
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.