STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (PIX11) — Two women attacked two Asian teenagers onboard an MTA bus April 8, police said Friday.
The suspects and victims were all on a northbound S61 bus at about 11 a.m., police said. When the bus was near Ring and Richmond Hill roads in Staten Island, the two suspects approached the girls — ages 15 and 17 — and made anti-Asian remarks. They then started to slap the victims and pull their hair.
The two suspects fled on foot after the attack, police said.
The victims were both taken to a nearby hospital, where they were listed as being in stable condition.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident.
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