Woman wanted in bias hardhat attack on Bronx subway against other woman

BRONX (WABC) -- Police are searching for a woman behind an assault aboard a Bronx subway train that is being investigated as a hate crime.

Authorities say the woman was arguing with a 54-year-old woman on a train at the Pelham Park Subway Station Tuesday when the rider grabbed the victim's hardhat and hit her in the face with it.

The suspect was reportedly making anti-Hispanic statements during the attack.

The victim was treated at Einstein Hospital for minor injuries.

The person wanted for questioning is described as a black woman with a camouflage scarf, burgundy hair and all black clothing.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this female is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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