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Women Yell Anti-Asian Slurs While Hitting Rider on 1 Train, NYPD Says

MANHATTAN — Two women wearing rainbow-colored leis attacked another woman on a 1 train in the Upper West Side while shouting anti-Asian epithets in a possible bias assault, according to the police.

The two women got on a northbound train at 86th Street at about 7:30 p.m. on June 26 and started screaming profanities at the 29-year-old woman, who was on the train with her 63-year-old father and 60-year-old mother, the NYPD said.

They then pulled the 29-year-old woman to the floor and punched her in the head while yelling the anti-Asian invectives.

The attackers fled the train at 110th Street and were caught on a surveillance camera walking past 545 W. 111th St. 

The victim suffered bruising and a concussion and was taken to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital.

Both women had on multi-colored leis and black tops.

The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.