Police cuff woman for violent assault on subway musician at Herald Square

The suspect wanted for an assault at the 34th Street–Herald Square subway station on Tuesday.
Surveillance video of the suspect in the subway attack.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police have arrested the woman accused of violently assaulting a musician inside a Manhattan subway station earlier this month. 

NYPD officers slapped cuffs on 23-year-old Amira Hunter on Wednesday, charging her with assault for the alleged attack on Feb. 13 inside 34th Street–Herald Square station. 

According to the investigation, the victim was performing music on the station’s mezzanine at around 5:45 p.m, when Hunter approached and smacked him in the head with the blunt object. 

After the attack, the suspect fled the station towards Broadway and W. 34th Street — promoting cops to launch a manhunt to find her. 

Over two weeks later, NYPD officers managed to track down Hunter, and arrested her in Downtown Manhattan.  

Police did not announce a motive for the Brooklyn woman’s attack, but said the victim recovered after receiving limited medical attention. 

Between Jan. 1 and Feb. 25 of this year, when the most recent police data is available, there had been 3,796 assaults recorded in the five boroughs — marking a slight decline from the 3,802 such crimes during the same timeframe last year.