Police Search for Suspects Who Attacked Transgender Woman in Brooklyn

Police released images on Sunday of three men suspected of attacking a transgender woman as she walked from a subway in Brooklyn on May 13.

The 32-year-old victim was walking along 9th Street near 7th Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood at about 11:30 a.m. when she was ambushed, investigators said.

The victim told NBC 4 New York last Wednesday she had just gotten off the train when she noticed a man walk up to her, and then she was suddenly surrounded. They yelled a derogatory slur, and she tried to walk away.

"I was just trying to get away at that point, I just didn't want any altercation," she said.

"Next thing you know, I got my hair pulled and was just getting hit in multiple directions, fists at the same time," she said.

She was taken to New York Methodist Hospital. Bruises were still visible underneath her left eye Wednesday.

She said she's afraid of what her attackers could do next.

"These individuals seem like they would do it to the next person, would brutally beat up somebody," she said.

The victim says she's in good spirits as she recovers.

"It can be traumatic but you can't let someone that's hateful keep you down," she said.

The three suspects were described as: a man wearing a gray Nike shirt with red sleeves; a man wearing a dark-colored jacket with a royal blue Adidas T-shirt; and a bald man wearing a blue jean jacket and eyeglasses.

Anyone with information about the suspects should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 888-577-TIPS.

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