NoMad subway assault: Woman sought for beating up straphanger in brazen rush-hour assault

Suspect in NoMad train assault
The suspect (inset) sought for assaulting a woman at the 28th Street station on the 6 train on April 19, 2024.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Transit police in NoMad are looking for the suspect who confronted and violently assaulted a woman at a subway station during the morning rush hour earlier this month.

The NYPD released on Saturday night images of the female perpetrator responsible for the attack, which occurred at the 28th Street station on the 6 line at about 8:15 a.m. on April 19.

Law enforcement sources said the assailant approached the victim from behind on the downtown-bound platform and shoved her against the wall. The suspect then punched the victim multiple times in the face.

Police sources said it is not yet known if the victim knew her attacker, or if any words were exchanged between the pair prior to the assault.

Following the beatdown, cops said, the perpetrator fled the station on foot to parts unknown.

The incident was reported to the 13th Precinct and NYPD Transit District 4. EMS rushed the injured woman to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police described the suspect as a woman with a medium complexion and shoulder-length curly hair, standing about 5 feet, 5 inches tall; she was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and a black bag.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.