Police Search for 2 Black Women in Alleged Anti-Asian Attack on NYC Bus

June 18, 2022

STATEN ISLAND, NYC—Two African-American women made anti-Asian remarks to Asian teen girls on a bus in Staten Island before assaulting them, according to police.

The suspects were on a northbound Sx61 bus around Ring Road and Richmond Hill Road near the Staten Island Mall at 11 a.m. Friday, according to NBC4 New York.

The pair of Black women allegedly went up to the two victims, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old, and made anti-Asian comments.

The masculine-looking duo then began slapping and pulling the hair of both victims before fleeing off the bus, according to police.

The two teen victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the incident. 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).

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