A New York City woman was bashed in the head during a confrontation with three passengers who said they “hate white people,” police said on Thursday.
The attack happened on a Queens MTA bus around 6:50 p.m. on Saturday. The white woman and three black females allegedly got into an argument.
“I hate white people … the way they talk,” one of the attackers said, according to police.
The 57-year-old victim was “struck in the head with an unknown object causing a laceration and bleed,” police told the New York Post.
The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital to get treatment for a gash to her head, police said. She was in stable condition.
The assailants – whose ages are not known – fled the crime scene on foot. The suspects have yet to be caught.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the attack.
This attack follows another New York City hate crime.
On Wednesday, a black man was indicted on hate crime charges for an alleged attack on two Asian women on May 8.
Derrick Johnson, 40, doused the women with an unidentified liquid at the Rockefeller Center subway station, according to prosecutors.
“You f***ing Chinese. I don’t know why you’re here in America,” Johnson allegedly yelled at the women, as reported by TheBlaze.
Police say Johnson then reportedly charged at one of the women, which caused the 26-year-old to fall to the ground. He then allegedly spit at her while she was on the ground.
“As a result of the assault, the victim sustained significant bruising to her arms and legs and experienced substantial pain and swelling to her head and jaw,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a press statement.
“The rise of bias-driven crimes is unacceptable,” Bragg added. “We are expanding our Office’s Hate Crimes Unit to enhance these prosecutions while increasing community engagement and other preventative measures.”
As of June 28, there have been 338 hate crime incidents this year that resulted in 360 arrests, according to the NYPD. There were a total of 528 hate crime incidents in 2021 and 266 incidents in 2020.
The most targeted victims of hate crimes in New York City are Jewish people, Asians, and male homosexuals, according to the NYPD Hate Crime Dashboard.