Woman attacked after asking pair to put on masks in Brooklyn subway station: police

Brooklyn
  • Woman attacked in Brooklyn subway station over masks
  • Woman attacked in Brooklyn subway station over masks

BOERUM HILL, Brooklyn — Police are looking for two suspects they say attacked a woman who asked them to put on masks in a Brooklyn subway station.

Authorities said the assault occurred inside the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station last Friday at around 12:18 p.m.

As the group was about to get on a station elevator, the 60-year-old victim told the male and female to wear their masks if they were going to ride the elevator with her, the NYPD said.

According to police, the pair refused. Surveillance video shows them try to forcefully push past her.

When she tried to prevent them from getting on the elevator with her, the two suspects began to strike the woman repeatedly in the face and body, authorities said.

The male and female then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Police said the victim suffered bruising to her face and pain to her legs. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated and released.

The male individual is described as being between the ages of 16 and 20, and was last seen wearing a black knit cap, a black coat, gray pants, and a light colored backpack.

The female individual is also thought to be between the ages of 16 and 20, and was last seen wearing a black-and-white sweater, dark colored pants, and carrying a black backpack.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Brooklyn Videos

Small Business Spotlight: Savvy Bistro in Crown Heights

Two young brothers from Brooklyn survive COVID inflammation disease a year apart

Multiple groups demand hate crime investigation over Sikh victim of Brooklyn hammer attack

Driver intentionally runs over school bus driver in Brooklyn, police say

Driver intentionally runs over woman in Brooklyn: NYPD

Peter Luger shooting: Worker, witness describe scary, chaotic scene

More Brooklyn

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Don't Miss