NYPD: Group assaulted Asian woman on subway for not wearing a mask
A hate crime investigation is underway after police say an Asian woman was attacked in a Manhattan subway station for not wearing a mask.
Authorities say a group of individuals engaged in a verbal dispute back on Dec. 17, which then escalated to a physical attack with the woman for not wearing a face mask.
They say the individuals made anti-Asian statements and punched the victim in the face multiple times as she was riding the southbound A Train. The suspects then fled from the train near the Avenue of Americas and the West Fourth Street stop.
The victim experienced bruising and pain.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers hotline.