NYPD Investigating Attack On Black Jogger As A Hate Crime

By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The NYPD on Wednesday launched a hate crimes investigation into an attack on a Black jogger in Queens.

The 37-year-old woman was jogging  at around noon on Monday, Aug. 17 at the north east corner of 53rd Place and Broadway in Woodside when another woman approached and threw a glass bottle at her. 

According to police, the unknown attacker yelled a racial slur and continued to yell at the victim.

Jogger attacked in Queens

Video from the incident shows the attacker, a White woman, screaming at the jogger as she crosses a crosswalk on the corner. 

The victim did not sustain any injuries and continued to jog away. 

The attacker is described as a White female in her 40s, approximately 5'5" tall, weighing 160 lbs., with blue eyes and long blonde hair. She was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a black tank-top and white shorts.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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