NYPD on Monday released surveillance footed of a suspect they are looking for in the Hell’s Kitchen hammer attack on a 31-year-old Asian woman.
Police are asking the public for help identifying the attacker, a black female, about 5’9? inches tall.
The attack happened Sunday night on West 42nd Street near 9th Avenue in Manhattan and is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
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ABC 7 spoke to the victim, “Theresa,” who said she is shaken up and traumatized after the attack.
“She was talking to herself, like talking to a wall, I thought maybe she was drunk or something, so we just wanted to pass through her quickly and when I passed through her, she saw us and said ‘Take off your f***ing mask,’ which is shocking,” Theresa said. “Suddenly I felt my head get hit by something.”
Theresa needed seven stiches after the attacker hit her in the head with a hammer.
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