Woman beats a little girl and her mother on a subway train in New York: motive unknown
On November 10, a distraught passenger slapped a mother and her 10-year-old daughter in the face multiple times on a Bronx subway train, police said. Daily News.
The 36-year-old victim and her child were boarding train number 5 at Simpson St station in Foxhurst on October 18 when a woman approached them.
As the train started moving, the assailant punched the mother several times in the face with a clenched fist, police said.
The distraught woman then went over to the passenger's daughter, hitting the girl once in the face.
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The attacker got off the train at the next stop and fled.
The girl and her mother were taken to Jacobi Hospital, where they were treated for pain in the face and mouth.
A possible motive for the brutal attack is unknown.
On November 10, police released photographs of the woman who carried out the attack. They are asking anyone with information to call Crime Squad at (800) 577-TIPS.