The attacker who allegedly hit an Asian with a hammer in a hateful attack on a Manhattan subway station was held on $300,000 bail at her arraignment Friday morning.
Prosecutors also revealed that Christian Jeffers, 48, who identifies as a woman, allegedly assaulted the 29-year-old victim on Tuesday “with little to no provocation.”
Jeffers was charged with assault, aggravated harassment and threats – all considered hate crimes – and criminal weapons possession in the camera-captured attack on the 1/2/3 14th Street station.
The suspect is a known “walk-through offender” with 47 prior arrests, according to police and sources.
Jeffers was released from prison back in June after serving nearly six years on a second-degree robbery conviction – and was under supervision after the parole, which was due to expire in September 2024, records show.
A little over a week later, she was arrested for petty theft, police officers said.
Jeffers supposedly launched the hammer attack after colliding with the victim on the platform.
“I didn’t see the hammer. i just saw [her] Reach into a pocket, pull something out. It happened too fast for me to react,” the victim told the Post.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/11/allegedattacker-held-on-300k-bail-at-arraignment/ New York City subway hammer attacker Christian Jeffers has been held on $300,000 bail