New York police are searching for a man accused of beating an Asian woman with a cane at a subway station in Manhattan last month.
What happened: The 23-year-old woman was on her way to an internship at a hospital when she came across the unidentified assailant, who struck her with his walking cane.
- The incident occurred as the victim exited the northbound 1 train at the Broadway-West 116th St. station around 6:45 a.m. on May 12, according to CBS New York.
- The assailant beat the victim in the head and hip multiple times before boarding the train she had just gotten off from.
- “It was really a traumatizing event to me,” the victim told the New York Daily News, adding that she never felt that she lived in “such a dangerous city.”
- Police said the assailant appeared emotionally disturbed, “waving his cane back and forth as he approached her.”
- The victim suffered pain but refused medical attention.
A possible hate crime: The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident and asks anyone with information to reach them.
- Police described the suspect as approximately 60 years old, 5 feet and 4 inches tall, 150 pounds in weight, with a “dark complexion, medium build, brown eyes, close-cut salt and pepper hair, mustache and a goatee,” according to FOX 5 NY.
- Surveillance images also show him wearing a “dark-colored jacket, dark-colored sweatpants, white sneakers and using a cane.”
- Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip to their website or Twitter page.
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