Authorities in New York are seeking a woman who allegedly punched a 2-year-old boy on a subway on Saturday.
On Tuesday, the NYPD released images of the suspect involved in the assault, which occurred on a C train at the 116th Street subway station in Manhattan. WCBS reported that the suspect struck the toddler in the face multiple times as the train entered the station.
According to the news station, the victim’s mother said the woman was panhandling and requested money from a man next to her. The mother recalled asking the woman to stand six feet away from her.
The mother said the suspect initially walked away, but she then stepped on her foot, turned around, and mumbled incoherently before assaulting her son. Police said the suspect intended to strike the mother but she hit her son instead, according to WCBS.
Surveillance photos apparently show the suspect leaving the station after the assault.
The toddler was hospitalized and released. The victim’s mother told the New York Post that nobody intervened during Saturday’s assault.
“Nobody tried to help me,” she said. “I yelled, ‘Someone help me, take the baby!’ No one did nothing to help.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a witness told police that she pulled the attacker off the woman and child.
Anyone with information regarding Saturday’s attack is asked to call NYPD Crime at 1-800-577-TIPS.
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