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Woman punched on NY subway by stranger saying, ‘I hate Mexicans’

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  • Unprovoked attack on Brooklyn subway by woman saying, «I hate Mexicans.»
  • The NYPD is looking for the suspect.
  • The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the incident.

The New York Police are looking for a woman who repeatedly punched another woman the subway while saying, «I hate Mexicans!» according to the NYPD on Tuesday, according to

The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is investigating the incident. The 41-year-old victim was on a Brooklyn subway Monday morning talking on the phone when, without warning, the woman sitting next to her got up and began punching her in the face, according to police.


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«Why did you hit me?» the victim asked. The attacker replied: «I hate Mexicans.» The victim suffered bruising, swelling and a cut lip, but she refused medical attention. When the train stopped, the victim was able to take a photo of her attacker and those images were later shared on social media and some news outlets.

Images of the woman began to circulate and several social media users shared photos of the alleged attacker. Now police have requested the cooperation of anyone who knows her in providing information that leads to her arrest for the alleged hate crime.


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According to 1010 WINS, as the train entered the Seventh Avenue station, the victim took a photo of the suspect with her cell phone before she got off. The victim stayed and got off at the Atlantic Avenue station. Despite her injuries, she refused medical attention.

Police reported that the suspect is approximately 5’6”, weighs 120 pounds, with a slim build, long dark hair tied in a ponytail, and a Roman numeral tattoo on her left arm. She was wearing a black t-shirt with an image on the front of it, blue jeans, black Crocs, and a purse. For any information call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Filed Under: Woman hits Mexican subway

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