The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a woman wanted in connection with an attack that took place in a Queens subway.
The incident took place around 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, onboard the northbound 'E' train inside the subway station located at Queens Boulevard and 71 Avenue, said the NYPD.
According to police, a 39-year-old woman told officers that while riding on the train an unknown woman who was next to her placed her bag over her shoulder, hitting the victim.
The victim said, "Excuse me" to the woman, who in turn began cursing and yelling at the victim then slapped the victim in her face, NYPD said.
The victim got off of the train at the Forest Hills/ 71 Avenue station and her attacker remained on the train.
The victim sustained scratches to her arm and face but refused medical attention, police said.
The attacker is described as a female black, approximately 50-years-old, 5'4" tall, weighing 150 lbs., with brown eyes and long black dreadlocks hair in a ponytail. She last was seen wearing a multi-colored dress.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
All calls are confidential.
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