NYPD Seeks 2 Women in Bias-Assault Aboard Subway Train

The 29-year-old Asian victim was treated for a concussion at a local hospital

Police are asking for the public's help to identify two female suspects who they say committed a bias-assault against an Asian college student last month aboard a subway train in Manhattan.

Investigators on Thursday released images of the two suspects taken by a surveillance camera.

The two suspects, who boarded a Bronx-bound 1 train at the 86th Street station, attacked a 29-year-old Asian woman at about 7:30 p.m. on June 26, investigators said.

The two women pulled the victim to the floor and punched her repeatedly while shouting profanities and anti-Asian slurs, police said. The suspects got off the subway at the Cathedral Parkway station.

The victim's 60-year-old mother told NBC 4 New York that she screamed for help during the attack, but no one aboard the train intervened.

Her daughter, a Columbia University graduate student, was treated for a concussion and bruising at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center.

The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force asks that anyone with information about the suspects call the department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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