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Hate Crime in Subway - NYC Crime

‘You Are Jewish’ - Attacker Says

Police are searching for this man for allegedly attacking a Jewish woman on a Midtown subway train. -Photo by NYPD

By Dan Gesslein 

Manhattan Voice 

October 18, 2023 

NEW YORK - A Woman was punched in the face on a Midtown Subway Train because, according to her attacker, she is Jewish, cops said. 

At around 11:30 pm on October 14, a 29-year-old woman was sitting on a Number 7 Train near the 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue Subway Station. Without notice a man walked over to her and punched her in the face. 

Cops said the woman asked her attacker why he punched her and he told her, “You are Jewish.”

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Police released cell phone video of the alleged attacker who is seen raising his hands up before the camera after allegedly attacking the woman. 

The woman was treated for minor injuries.  

The suspect is described as a male with a medium complexion, medium build and  a mustache and beard. He was last seen wearing a dark green cap, green shirt with a blue insulated vest and grey pants. He also had a light blue backpack.

The attack is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes Unit. 

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 CrimeStoppers website at or on Twitter @NYPDTips. 

All calls are strictly confidential.

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