Woman punches 10-year-old girl and her mother on NYC subway
The New York Police Department is looking for a woman who punched a ten-year-old girl and her mother in the face on the subway in an unprovoked attack.
The assault happened around 4.30pm on October 18, when the girl and mother, 36, were on the number five northbound train at the Westchester Avenue and Simpson Street subway station in the Bronx.
As they stood, a woman approached the two and began punching them in the face and mouth with a clenched fist, police said. It is unclear what the motivation for the attack was. The attacker then got off the train at the Simpson subway station and drove off to an unknown location.
Both mother and daughter were taken to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition, but both noted that they had pain in their face and mouth.
On Thursday, police released an image of the suspect, described as a black female, around 40, of medium build, about 5’8″, 215 pounds, with short black hair, and was last seen both wearing a black jacket and black sunglasses.
New York’s subway system has recently been riddled with violent crime, including fatal stabbings, shoving onto tracks, and numerous other violent crimes. Rising crime in the subway prompted city officials to increase the number of officers patrolling the system.
Transit crime is up 40.2% in the Big Apple since last year. Overall, major crimes increased by 29.1%, felony assaults by 13.3% and robberies by 31.5%.
In the recent New York gubernatorial election, Governor Kathy Hochul (D) was forced to admit that rising crime was a ‘problem’ after Republican challenger Rep. Lee Zeldin (R -NY), criticized the outgoing governor for her soft-on-crime policy. , as no cash deposit. However, Hochul defeated Zeldin in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election.
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