MANHATTAN — Police are looking for a woman accused of assaulting a 68-year-old woman who rebuffed the suspect's romantic advances on an uptown 6 train Wednesday night, authorities said.
The suspect boarded the uptown 6 train at the East 59th Street/Lexington Avenue subway station about 8 p.m., police said. She then sat next to the victim, reached out and kissed the victim's forehead, police said.
When the victim rebuffed the suspect, the suspect became aggressive, grabbing the victim's hair and punching her face, the NYPD said.
The suspect fled in an unknown direction when the subway doors opened at the East 68th Street/Lexington Avenue station stop.
Police described the suspect as a woman in her mid-40s, about 5-foot-11, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS or by logging onto www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. The public can also send tips by text to 274637(CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.