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- A mother was attacked on an NYC subway after her 8-year-old son asked why another rider's child was wearing a costume
- The costumed child was accompanied by two women, who apparently were upset about the comment, police say
- One of the women put the 50-year-old mother in a chokehold while the other punched her and hit her with a cellphone, authorities say
A mother of a young boy was beaten on a city subway after police say her son asked her why the child of another straphanger was wearing a costume.
The violence broke out on the E train in Queens Nov. 2 around 1:30 p.m., when the victim’s 8-year-old son turned to her and asked why another rider's child was wearing a costume on the train, according to the NYPD.
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The child in the costume was accompanied by two women at the time. Cops say the 8-year-old's comment apparently upset them. One of the women put the 50-year-old mother in a chokehold while the other punched her in the face and hit her over the head with a cellphone, authorities say.
The pair then ran off the train in Forest Hills and fled the area. They are both described as being about 25 to 30 years old. It wasn’t clear how seriously injured the mother was in the beating.
Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers with tips.