The attack took place on Nov. 9 at around 7:30 p.m. on Church Avenue and East 18th Street in Brooklyn
The 57-year-old victim was exiting the southbound Q train when the suspect came up behind and started punching her while making “derogatory anti-black statements,” police said. He then fled the scene.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is actively searching for the suspect who police describe as a white male in his 30s, and are seeking the public’s assistance to find the perpetrator.
The female victim told police she suffered a puncture wound to her shoulder. She refused to get treatment at first, but later went to Kings County Hospital for medical attention.