BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A woman attacked a teenager and hurled racial slurs at the girl outside a store in Brooklyn, police said Sunday.
The incident happened on Brighton Beach Avenue near Ocean Parkway around 10 a.m. on Friday.
The suspect struck the 17-year-old girl with a cardboard box and used anti-Asian slurs during the attack before fleeing, police said.
The NYPD launched a hate crimes investigation and released a surveillance image of the suspect.
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