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Stranger Smashes Metal Box Into Woman's Face on Manhattan Street in Apparent Bias Attack: NYPD

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  • A white woman was smashed in the face by a metal box-wielding stranger on a Tribeca street in an apparent bias attack, cops say
  • The 57-year-old woman told police the attacker, who is black, made an anti-white statement before bashing her in the head
  • The suspect is thought to be in her 30s, and was carrying a silver and black metal box

Police in Manhattan are looking for a woman who smashed another woman in the face with a large metal box in an apparent bias attack.

The victim, a 57-year-old white woman, said she was walking on Warren Street in Tribeca when a black woman approached her and hit her in the face with the metal box on May 31, police said.

The suspect made an anti-white statement, then ran off.

The victim was treated for a cut to the face at NYU Langone Medical Center. 

The suspect is thought to be in her 30s, and was carrying a silver and black metal box.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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