- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say the hate crime task force is now investigating the case of a transgender woman who was shoved onto the subway tracks.

Authorities say the 28-year-old woman was pushed around 9 a.m. Monday as she stood on the southbound platform at the Bleecker Street station in Greenwich Village.

Police say a man approached her and said “What are you looking at?”

They say he then grabbed a plastic bottle from a garbage bin, threw it at her and pushed her to the tracks.

The man fled the scene.

Police say the woman complained of pain and suffered minor abrasions. She was treated at Bellevue Hospital then released.

Police say another rider helped the victim get back onto the platform.

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