Sept. 13, 2019 By Allie Griffin
A woman allegedly attacked the passenger next to her when that woman said “excuse me” onboard a northbound E train Thursday, police said.
On Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:45 p.m. a 39-year-old woman was traveling on the E train near the 71st Avenue station, when the woman next to her slung her bag over her shoulder, hitting her. The victim said “Excuse me” to the unknown woman, who then began cursing and yelling at her which escalated to physical violence when she slapped the woman in the face, according to police.
The 39-year-old victim got off the train at the Forest Hills/ 71st Avenue station, while her alleged attacker remained onboard.
The victim had scratches on her arm and face, but refused medical attention.
Police said the suspect is described as a black female, approximately 50 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown eyes and long black dreadlocks which were pulled into a ponytail. She was last seen wearing a multi-colored dress.
Police released the above photo and video of the unknown woman.
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 WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.