Suspect sought for slugging straphanger, hurling ‘anti-ethnic’ remarks: cops

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Cops are looking for the woman they say pummeled a straphanger aboard a southbound F train in Manhattan earlier this week, after allegedly hurling anti-ethnic comments at her.

A 51-year-old woman was aboard a southbound F train at the West 4th Street subway station on Thursday, Aug. 3 when authorities say she got into a fight with three unknown women. One of those women then allegedly made an “anti-ethnic remark” before pulling the victim to the ground by her hair and repeatedly punching her.

The assailants fled in an unknown direction and the victim was treated by medical professionals for bruising and swelling to her head.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

Police would not provide any additional details on the victim’s ethnicity or any other specifics pertaining to the slugging.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.