MANHATTAN — A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was harassed by three drunk men on a Manhattan 6 train who called her a “f---ing terrorist” before trying to pull off her head scarf Thursday night, DNAinfo New York has learned.
The 18-year-old boarded a northbound 6 train at Park Avenue and 23rd Street after attending an event at Baruch College when three young white men approached her yelling "Donald Trump," sources said.
One of them screamed, "Look, there is a f----g terrorist! Get out of this country, you don’t belong here!”
The victim said she tried to move toward the other end of the subway car, but one of the men grabbed her bag, breaking the strap, sources said.
As the train pulled into the station, one of the men told her to "get that f---ing thing off your head,” and tried unsuccessfully to pull off her hijab.
She said she dashed off the train in Grand Central, but was unsure if the trio also got off.
The shaken victim remained at the station and called police, telling them the suspects appeared to be intoxicated.
She was not injured, officials said. The incident was being investigated as an anti-Muslim hate crime, sources said.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 1-800-577-TIPS.