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NYPD releases suspect sketch following attack on Muslim MTA Worker

Dec. 7, 2016 Staff Report

Police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked a Muslim MTA worker at Grand Central Station after abusing her on a Manhattan-bound 7 train Monday.

The victim, who was wearing her MTA uniform and hijab, was allegedly approached by a man on the 7-train at around 6.25 am who called her a terrorist and told her to “go back to your country.”

The 45-year-old victim exited the subway at Grand Central Station, where the man continued to follow her and make anti-Muslim statements, police said.

The suspect then pushed her down a flight of stairs, causing her to hit her right knee and twist her ankle. She was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center for treatment.

The suspect is described as a 25 to 35 year old Hispanic male, between 5’9” and 6’, and between 150 to 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored jacket and black knitted winter hat.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect, and anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr.

These unionized MTA workers are working at one of the dangerous jobs in the city and they do deserve to get a raise in wages.


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