Hate incident and arrest in New York City subway

A woman was arrested this week on suspicion of a racially motivated attack on a fellow New York City subway rider has a history of assaulting fellow passengers, reports said.

40 year old Anna Lushchinskaya was allegedly recorded yelling profanities, racial slurs and kicking and punching a 24-year-old Asian woman aboard the D train during Tuesday’s morning rush-hour commute. Police said the alleged attack occurred after Lushchinskaya bumped into the victim.

“As I was passing her she stuck her arm out and like, side-punched me with her keys in her knuckles,” the victim said. “I stumbled, caught myself, kept walking and turned around because she was screaming at me to leave her alone. She called me a ‘psycho (expletive),’ and I still had my headphones on so I couldn’t completely catch what she said because I was so taken off guard.”

A rider aboard the train made a citizen’s arrest and detained Lushchinskaya.

“As the D train arrives in the station [Lushchinskaya] walks by the victim and discharged the substance in the victims’ faces, causing burning and irritation.” Lushchinskaya was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault per the New York Police Department.

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