Man bashes transgender woman in the head with a hammer in Woodside, Queens

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WOODSIDE, Queens — A transgender woman was hit in the head with a hammer during an early morning attack in Queens Wednesday, police said.

The 28-year-old victim was on 67th Street around 6 a.m. when a heavy set man came up behind her and bashed her in the head with the hammer, police said.

“This is what you get for being gay,” the man shouted before fleeing, according to police sources.

The victim was treated at Elmhurst Hospital for a laceration to the head that was bleeding heavily, police said.

No arrests have been made.

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