Dec. 7, 2016 Staff Report
Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked a Muslim MTA worker at Grand Central Station after abusing her on a Manhattan-bound 7 train Monday.
The victim, who was wearing her MTA uniform and hijab, was allegedly approached by a man on the 7-train at around 6.25 am who called her a terrorist and told her to “go back to your country.”
The 45-year-old victim exited the subway at Grand Central Station, where the man continued to follow her and make anti-Muslim statements, police said.
The suspect then pushed her down a flight of stairs, causing her to hit her right knee and twist her ankle. She was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center for treatment.
The suspect is described as a 25 to 35 year old Hispanic male, between 5’9” and 6’, and between 150 to 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket and black knitted winter hat.
Police have released a sketch of the suspect, and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).