New York, NY, November 12, 2018… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for an alleged stabbing and assault of an African-American woman in a Brooklyn, NY subway station.
According to media reports, around 7:30 pm on Friday, an African American woman was punched in the mouth and stabbed in the chest and shoulder area while exiting a Q train by an assailant who called her a racist and misogynistic term. Police are still searching for the suspect, described as a white male, approximately 5’3’’ tall, who is said to have fled the scene on a Q train. The incident is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crimes task force as a potential bias crime.
“We condemn this apparent racially-motivated attack in the strongest of terms,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL Regional Director for New York and New Jersey. “As a community, we simply cannot allow events such as these to become normalized here in Brooklyn. We encourage anyone with information to contact the authorities, and hope that this reward facilitates the swift apprehension of the person behind this horrific assault.”
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
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