June 3, 2015 3:51 PM EDT

A man pushed a transgender woman onto a subway track in New York City on Monday, an incident the New York Police Department is investigating as a hate crime.

The man reportedly was behaving erratically at the subway station at Lafayette and Bleecker streets in Manhattan where the woman was waiting for the southbound 6 train. He allegedly asking the woman, “What are you looking at?” He then grabbed a plastic bottle out of the trash and threw it at her, before pushing her onto the tracks. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital for minor injuries like cuts and bruises and was released.

The man ran away from the scene and remains unidentified. Other commuters helped the woman back onto the platform. The police are hoping surveillance footage of the man will help them track him down.

A spokesman for the NYPD told TIME the crime would be investigated by its hate crimes taskforce.

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