A man threw a mysterious liquid in a teenager’s face in Queens, New York, on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in what some are calling an “anti-white” attack.
The victim, a 13-year-old girl, was attacked after getting off a Q10 bus near Lefferts Boulevard and 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill at around 3:30 p.m., CBS New York reported
The liquid is believed to be a type of beverage, the report said. But according to WPIX, it seemed caustic.
“It was obviously a caustic liquid because it did cause her to have burning in the eyes, which needed to be treated appropriately,” said Vincent Evangelista, the girl’s father who is also a doctor, said.
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“She was actually fairly calm and collected but she was sobbing,” Evangelista added.
The teen’s aunt followed the suspect after he threw the liquid in her face, which burned her eyes.
Patch.com reported that the man called the 13-year-old a “white [expletive].” Police don’t think the two knew each other.
Jessica Romero said she saw it happen as she got off the bus.
“I was like, ‘sweetie, take a picture. Call 911 right now because you don’t know if that’s water or what that is,'” she said.
The man is described as around 30 years old with a dark complexion and a bald head. He was seen wearing a dark hoodie with a red shirt beneath, blue pants, and tan/brown boots.