The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating an incident where a Black woman was struck by a bottle while jogging in Queens. The incident happened around noon on Monday, August 17, at the northeast corner of 53rd Place and Broadway in Woodside.
Police say 37-year-old Tiffany Johnson was jogging when an unknown female approached, threw a glass bottle at her, shouted a racial slur, then continued to yell at the victim.
“She was so loud and aggressive,” Johnson said Wednesday. “She did call me the N-word, and I mean I’m not an N-word, none of us are, but the reality is that this woman felt that she needed me to be that and I would just say that she needs to look into herself as to why.”
Police say the suspect is a light-skinned woman in her 40s and appears to have a foreign accent. Video surveillance captured footage and police ask that anyone recognizing the assailant to contact NYPD.