A stranger allegedly attacked a Muslim woman in Brooklyn — repeatedly kicking her and trying to trip her — in what police are eyeing as a possible hate crime, authorities said.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the assault, which happened around 3:30 p.m. Saturday on Avenue H in Flatbush.
The stranger approached the 41-year-old woman, who was wearing traditional Muslim clothing, including a hijab, police said. Without uttering a word, the man kicked at her feet in an alleged attempt to trip her. When that was unsuccessful, he kicked her in the right shin, cops said.
She was treated by medics at the scene.
Meanwhile, investigators are still looking for the suspect, who fled west on Avenue H after the attack.
Police described him as a white man with an average build, approximately 5 feet 7 and 20 to 25 years old. He was wearing a dark jacket with light sleeves.