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Thai Model Attack on NYC Subway Says She’s ‘Lucky to Be Alive’

The Asian woman who was attacked at a New York City Subway station on November 22 is speaking out, Daily Mail reports. She says she is lucky to be alive.

Bew Jirajariyawetch was attacked on the northbound D train platform at the Herald Square subway station that Monday morning, ABC 7 reports.

A video of the assault shows a man punching Jirajariyawetch, placing her in a headlock and dragging her along the subway station floor. The man also took the 23-year-old Thai model’s purse.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail, Jirajariyawetch says she is “lucky” to be alive. She says the details of the attack are still fuzzy. She remembers being hit, placed in a headlock and touched inappropriately.

Jirajariyawetch moved from Thailand this summer to study at the Global ESL Academy. The incident has left her traumatized. She says she built up the courage to return to the subway again this week.

Her attorney Eric Parnes says she is telling her story to put more pressure on the NYPD to get more tips leading to an arrest.

“I don’t want anyone else to go through this or be hurt by this person. This can not keep happening,” she told Daily Mail.

The NYPD has released video footage of the suspect jumping a turnstile that morning.

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