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.
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.