WORLD Lawyer identified as attacker in New York subway incident

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Lawyer identified as attacker in New York subway incident

Agencies

08:25, December 16, 2018

A Brooklyn woman whose racist, profanity-laced tirade on the New York subway was captured on video this week has been charged with felony assault after she struck a fellow passenger, according to CNN news. 

The dispute between Anna Lushchinskaya, a 40-year-old white woman, and the 24-year-old passenger, a woman of Asian descent, began after Lushchinskaya bumped into the woman early Tuesday, the New York Police Department told CNN.

Lushchinskaya yelled profanities at the victim on the northbound D train, hitting her with an umbrella and keys, the NYPD said. On video captured by witnesses, Lushchinskaya can be heard calling the woman a racial slur,  CNN said. 

Police said 40-year-old Anna Lushchinskaya, of Sheepshead Bay, faces felony assault charges and is due back in court January 22, according to ABC news. 

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