Pepper Spray Attack on 15-Year-Old Muslim Girl in New York City

The New York City Police are searching for a woman believed to have assaulted a 15-year-old Muslim girl with pepper spray in the Bensonhurst neighborhood on December 19. According to the police, the suspect fled on foot following the incident.

“At 1:50 p.m. the 15-year-old victim was walking in front of 7919 New Utrecht Ave. when she was approached by an unknown individual who made anti-ethnic remarks and pepper sprayed the victim in the face,” NYC Crime Stoppers posted to X Tuesday.

WPIX stated that, during the assault, the attacker referred to her as a “terrorist.”

The Crimestoppers hotline of the New York City Police Department has unveiled surveillance pictures of the alleged assailant, who was dressed in blue jeans and a dark hooded jacket and carrying a vivid blue backpack.

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is currently conducting an investigation into the incident.

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