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Sketch of suspect in possible Brooklyn hate crime released by the NYPD

The suspect punched and stabbed a woman after using a racial slur, police said.

Police released a sketch of a man sought

Police released a sketch of a man sought in an attack being investigated by the NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force. Photo Credit: NYPD

The NYPD released a sketch Tuesday of a man who they said punched and stabbed a woman and called her a racial slur at a Brooklyn subway station.

The man attacked Ann Marie Washington, 57, after she got off a Q train at the Church Avenue station, near East 18th Street, in Flatbush at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, police said.

The suspect, believed to be in his 30s, fled the scene in an unknown direction after the attack.

Washington, a native of Trinidad, initially appeared to suffer a laceration to her mouth, refused medical attention at the scene. Once she got home, however, she realized she had been stabbed, her family said. 

Tisha Washington said her mother suffered a collapsed lung and had to have a chest tube put in. 

"She should not have been attacked. She was a hardworking woman coming home from work Friday evening and brutally attacked and assaulted," she said Monday at a news conference by the Church Avenue station. "We want justice. We want this guy caught and off the streets."

The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force was investigating.

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