The NYPD is looking for a man they say pushed a transgender woman onto the tracks at Bleecker Street on Monday morning.
Police said the victim, a 28-year-old woman, was approached by a man who was “acting erratically” around 9 a.m. on the southbound track of the 6 train.
The man allegedly said “what are you looking at,” pulled a plastic bottle out of a nearby garbage can and threw it at her, then pushed her off the platform and on to the tracks. Several bystanders helped her back to the platform, police said.
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An NYPD spokesman said Wednesday that the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the attack, but that it has not been classified as a hate crime.
The woman was treated at Bellevue Hospital Center for a large laceration on her chin, damage to her top front teeth, a sprained wrist and scratches and bruises and later released, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS,submit their tips onlineor text274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
Last fall, Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, was killed after he was pushed in front of a southbound D train at the Bronx's 167th Street station as his wife watched. Kevin Darden, 34, was later arrested and pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter charges in January.