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Straphanger Chokes and Breaks Nose of a Woman Who Bumped Into Her: NYPD

By Gwynne Hogan | October 23, 2017 10:51am
 The victim took a picture of her attacker before she fled the scene, police said. 
The victim took a picture of her attacker before she fled the scene, police said. 
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WILLIAMSBURG — A straphanger punched, choked, kicked and broke the nose of another woman who bumped into her on the G train platform at rush hour, according to police.

The two subway riders knocked into one another in the Metropolitan Avenue station at 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 13, police said.

As the 26-year-old victim walked away up the stairs, the other woman followed her, cursing her out and threatening to slap her, according to police.

The suspect then grabbed the woman's neck and started to throttle her, police said.

A good Samaritan swiftly intervened and freed the 26-year-old, who continued on her way to the L train platform where she sat on a bench, officials said.

But the suspect followed and attacked her a second time, punching her over and over in the face and kicking her in the back, police said.

The assailant then fled station and got into a car, police said. The victim managed to snap a photo of the woman before she left, police said.

Emergency workers took the victim to Woodhull Hospital where she was treated for a broken nose and bruising, officials said.

The attacker hadn't been arrested as of Monday morning, police said. She was last seen wearing a black tank top, dark red pants and brown boots, police said.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).