Woman Beaten With Mop In Bed-Stuy Hate Crime, Cops Say

BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — A woman targeted for her sexual orientation was beaten with a mop on the street in Bed-Stuy earlier this year, according to police.

The unprovoked attack unfolded around 7:25 pm on March 27 when a man came up to the 22-year-old woman on Utica Avenue near Atlantic Avenue, police said.

The man, who made slurs about the woman’s sexual orientation, grabbed a mop handle and hit the woman multiple times before fleeing on a B46 bus, police said. Police did not immediately have more details about what the man said.

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The woman was sent to Woodhull Hospital and treated for lacerations and a concussion, according to police. Her attack is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force, police said.

Photos of the suspect who got off the bus at Greene Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard that day, were released this week:

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Anyone with information regarding 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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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