Woman says 'I hate Mexicans' after punching subway rider in the face: NYPD

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Police in New York City are looking for a woman accused of punching another woman on a subway train and saying “I hate Mexicans” as her apparent reason why. 

The 41-year-old victim reported the incident happened Monday morning on a northbound “Q” train. The suspect allegedly sat next to her prior to standing up and punching her several times in the face without any prior provocation or conversation, according to a police news release.  

When the victim asked the suspect why she hit her, the suspect allegedly said, “I hate Mexicans.”

The victim took a picture of the suspect before she exited the train and sustained bruising to her forehead and a cut to her upper lip. 

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NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is searching for this person of interest following an attack on a subway train.

NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is searching for this person of interest following an attack on a subway train.

New York Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.

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Woman police say punched another woman on NYC subway train, saying "I hate Mexicans" when asked why.

Woman police say punched another woman on NYC subway train, saying “I hate Mexicans” when asked why.

The suspect is described as a dark complexion woman, approximately 5’6″ tall, thin build weighing 120 pounds, long dark hair in a ponytail with a tattoo with roman numerals on her left arm. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a graphic on the front, blue jeans, black Crocs and carrying a purse. 

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Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter. All calls are strictly confidential.



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