NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A woman getting off the subway in Brooklyn was punched and stabbed in the back as her assailant made derogatory, anti-Black statements, said police.
The 57-year-old suspect had just exited the southbound Q train at Church Ave. and East 181st St. at about 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9.
Annemarie Washington was approached from behind and struck repeatedly. She suffered a puncture wound to her shoulder.
The man ran away on a southbound Q train.
Washington suffered a collapsed lung.
"She's holding up very well. Very traumatizing. Very traumatizing and to the family as well, to my brother and I. We want this man brought to justice. We want him off the streets so he does not hurt another person," said Tisha Washington, daughter.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.
The Anti-Defemation League is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest of the suspect.
He is described by police as white and in his 30s. A sketch was released.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. You can remain anonymous.