Transgender woman attacked with hammer in possible hate crime

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, August 19, 2016

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A transgender woman was struck in the head while walking down a sidewalk in Queens.

Police are investigating the attack as a possible hate crime.

As the 28-year-old victim walked along 67th Street in Woodside Wednesday morning, her alleged attacker approached her from behind.

Before hitting her, he screamed, "This is what you get for being gay."

The victim was treated for serious injuries and has been released from the hospital. The attacker remains at large.