Woman Burned by Chemical Thrown in Her Face at Brooklyn Subway Stop

A 21-year-old woman was burned by an unknown substance in an attack at a subway station in Brooklyn early Friday, the police said.

The victim was standing on a southbound platform at the Winthrop Street station on the No. 2 and 5 lines when a woman began a verbal dispute with her, the police said. The attacker followed her up an internal flight of stairs at the station and splashed an unknown chemical substance on her face before fleeing.

The woman suffered burns on the left side of her face and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, which operates a specialized burn center. She was in critical but stable condition, according to the police. Officials at Jacobi did not immediately respond to requests for more information.

The New York Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect in the subway attack.Credit…MTA/NYPD’s Crime Stoppers

The police released photos and a video of the suspect on Friday, but she remained unidentified. She appeared to be in her 20s, and was last seen wearing a black jacket with brown fur on the hood, and black pants covered in white drawings.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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