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Racist Woman Arrested After Video Showed Her Fighting Subway Passengers And Calling Them Slurs

The subway will get you just about anywhere you want to go in NYC, but the trip itself isn’t always a pleasure. Trains can be crowded and stuffy and they frequently experience delays, sometimes stopping a long time between stations. Add in some people who are racist jerks and get ready for the occasional drama.

Like this woman, who is herself a racist jerk, and was hell-bent on stirring up all kinds of sh*t on the D train on Tuesday. She ended up getting arrested after assaulting subway riders with an umbrella and keys and hurling racial slurs at them. That’s a lot to deal with on your regular morning commute.

The woman seen in the video was identified by police as 40-year-old Anna Lushchinskaya. The video, which was recorded by Juan Ayala according to BuzzFeed, has been viewed over 10 million times.

It starts with the woman yelling “F**k off!” at another passenger. It’s not clear what’s going on, but then she removes her gloves and puts her hair in a ponytail and ooohhhh crap, that means there’s about to be a fight. She pulls out an umbrella and a huge set of keys from her purse, and it becomes even clearer. And yup, she begins to hit another woman with the umbrella.

As she hits the woman, another passenger can be heard saying, “She’s not even fighting you back.”

In a statement, the NYPD said that the incident was sparked by Lushchinskaya bumping into the victim.

Speaking to BuzzFeed, another passenger, Genesis Tolentino, said that the train was packed. “It’s Tuesday morning. Everyone wants to get to work. I know I wanted to get to work, and at that point [the incident] delayed everyone.” Tolentino continued, “You’re getting mad over the train being packed. Just brush it off and go about your day.”

But that’s not what happened in this case. Things just got worse when Lushchinskaya spit at a man, saying, “F**k off, fucking ch*nk.”

Another video, taken by Tolentino, shows Lushchinskaya yelling at Ayala—the man who was filming her—and asking him, “What are you, her attorney? You piece of shit, fucking Mohamed Atta” (a reference to one of the 9/11 terrorists).


Ayala responds, “What? Bitch, I’m Dominican.” Then Lushchinskaya knocked Ayala’s phone out of his hand, and he tackled her to the ground in order to restrain her until the police could get there.

Lushchinskaya was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, attempted assault, menacing, and harassment, according to a criminal complaint from the Brooklyn district attorney’s office obtained by BuzzFeed.

H/T BuzzFeed