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Hijab-wearing woman attacked on subway train in Harlem in suspected bias incident: cops

A 33-year-old woman wearing a hijab was attacked on a southbound No. 2 train at the 125th St. station Tuesday morning in what sources say may have been a bias incident.

“I don’t like people like you,” the attacker allegedly told the victim, who is Black, according to cops.

The assault happened at 9:43 a.m. when the suspect, described by sources as a male in his 30s, struck the woman in the back of her head, authorities said. It was not immediately clear what was used to hit the victim.

She stayed on the train and reported the incident at the 96th St. station but refused medical attention.

Three incidents of hate crimes against Muslims were reported last month, according to NYPD stats. Last year saw 26 such incidents, leading to 25 arrests.

Tuesday’s attack came on the heels of a violent night on the subway.

Three people were wounded in back-to-back knife attacks at two Times Square subway stations, cops said Wednesday.

Around 11:30 pm, a 31-year-old man got into an argument with four men on the A/C/E platform inside the Times Square-42nd St. station. As the quarrel escalated, one of the men pulled a blade and stabbed the victim in the torso, police said.

At 3:40 a.m., a couple waiting for the No.7 train was attacked by an unhinged man at the 42nd St.-Bryant Park station, cops said.


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