Detectives are looking for a suspect who attacked a masked Asian woman with a hammer in Hell’s Kitchen.
According to police, at 8:40 p.m. on May 2 a 31-year-old woman and 29-year-old woman were walking in front of 411 West 42nd Street when they were approached by an unknown woman. The suspect demanded that the victims, who are both Asian-American, take off their masks.
The suspect then proceeded to hit the 31-year-old in the head with a hammer. Video shows the suspect continuing the altercation before ultimately fleeing on foot. EMS responded and took the victim, who suffered a laceration to her head, to NYU Medical Center. The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating a possible bias.
Police released photos and video taken of the suspect from the incident location:
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website  or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.