Man attacks woman with hammer, uses anti-gay slur in Queens: NYPD

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WOODSIDE, Queens — Police are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a woman with a hammer during an attempted robbery in Queens.

The incident happened Aug. 17 around 6 a.m. in front of 41-01 67th St., in the Woodside section of the borough.

Police say the suspect got out of his gray Toyota 4Runner and approached the 28-year-old woman.

The suspect allegedly tried to take her purse and struck her in the head with a hammer.

Police say the man also made an anti-gay comment during the incident.

The suspect drove down 66th Street without any property.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with a laceration, bleeding and substantial pain to the back of her head. She was treated and released.

The incident is being investigated by the NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force.

Police have released surveillance video from the scene showing the suspect walking.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.