Woman On The Loose After Subway Attack With Possible Mace

March 09, 2019 - 7:07 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880/AP) -- Police are looking for a woman who they say went on a rampage at two Manhattan subway stations, spraying people with a substance suspected to be mace.

The woman first targeted a station in Harlem at 125th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue on Friday around noon. One man was hit in his eye at close range.

Authorities say she then left the station and sprayed four more people on the street.

Minutes later, a woman was sprayed in the station at West 96th Street and Broadway.

Police responded but were unable to catch up with the attacker, who is still on the loose.

The series of attacks are being investigated as possible hate crimes. Police said the victims, who were all white, ranged in age from 23 to 48. The suspect is black.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

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