Police in New York City are searching for a suspect who allegedly attacked a 15-year-old transgender girl outside a Brooklyn high school in broad daylight last month and hurled transphobic remarks at her.
The assault happened in Jan. 18 around 3:15 p.m. outside the W. H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School on Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York, police said.
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The male suspect approached the 15-year-old girl and punched her in the face while making anti-transgender statements, according to authorities.
The suspect’s alleged verbal attacks continued via a social media app following the assault, WABC-TV reported.
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The girl suffered minor injuries to her face, according to the station.
The NYPD Hate Crimes tweeted a photo of the suspect and asked anyone with information about the incident or the suspect to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).