(February 25, 2022 at 5:30pm)

QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. stated the following in response to the horrific February 24 hammer attack at the Queens Plaza subway station in Long Island City, in which an assailant brutalized and severely injured NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene employee Nina Rothschild.

“Last night’s vile, unprovoked attack on healthcare hero Nina Rothschild is chilling and sadistic beyond words. Our thoughts, first and foremost, are with Nina, as well as her family and Health Department colleagues. We pray she makes a full physical and emotional recovery, and that the individual who perpetrated this heinous crime against her is quickly arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “No one should feel unsafe in their community or feel like a target in their local subway station. In the wake of this savage assault, the NYPD must increase its presence at the Queens Plaza stop and the surrounding subway stations in the immediate area to give Western Queens residents the peace of mind they deserve as they move in and out of the transit system.”

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