Police have released surveillance footage of two women they say assaulted another woman on the 1 train whilemaking anti-Asian statements.
The 29-year-old victim was on the northbound train with her parents at about 7:30 p.m. on June 26 when the suspects boarded the same car at the 86th Street stop, police said. The pair then leaned towards the victim, screaming and shouting profanities.
The suspects pulled the victim, who was Asian, to the floor and punched her in the head while making anti-Asian statements before fleeing the train at Cathedral Parkway station near 110th Street and Broadway, police said.
The victim suffered bruising, swelling and pain to her head and torso, as well as a concussion. She was treated and released at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital.
Authorities describe the suspects, who were caught on surveillance video walking past 545 West 111 St., near Broadway, after the incident, as Hispanic women wearing black tank tops, black pants and a multi color lei.
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Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com .