According to police, the attack occurred on April 28 at 6:40 p.m.
From the PIX 11 report:
A 47-year-old Asian woman was walking on the southbound platform when a man approached her and punched her in the face before fleeing, police said. The woman fell to the ground and sustained bruising to her face and head, leg pain and lacerations to both hands, police said.
No words were exchanged before the attack, according to police.The suspect's description, per amNY: "A 30-year-old man with a dark complexion, a full beard and short dark hair, standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat, blue jeans and white t-shirt."
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attack.
Hate crimes involving Asian-American victims soared in New York City this past year. This Curbed post has details on some of the crimes.
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online. All calls are strictly confidential.