NYPD said a man made an anti-white remark and splashed a liquid in a 13-year-old girl’s face, causing her eyes to burn in Queens, New York City, Oct. 24, 2017. In this photo, a NYPD police vehicle and a Homeland Security officer block the street leading to the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan, New York City, Sept. 18, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force has been investigating an incident after police said a black man made an anti-white remark and splashed an unidentified liquid in a 13-year-old girl’s face, causing her eyes to burn during an attack in Queens, reports said Wednesday.

The 13-year-old who was attacked was quick enough and managed to snap a cell phone photo of her attacker. The police have released that picture to the public Wednesday hoping someone will recognize him and inform them as soon as possible.

The victim told the police she had just stepped off the Q10 bus on Lefferts Boulevard and 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill when the suspect approached her from behind at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. When the girl turned around, he hurled racial remarks and then tossed the liquid into her face, police said.

“This is for you, white b----” the man reportedly said, who is black.

The liquid was believed to be a beverage and not a noxious chemical which briefly stung her eyes, however, it did not cause a serious injury, police said. The suspect was said to have fled northbound on Lefferts Boulevard toward 97th Avenue, according to New York CBS Local.

The teen was treated at Jamaica Hospital and later released and is said to be back at school and is still taking the bus, her aunt Lisa Evangelista said, New York Daily News reported.

“She's back to her regular routine.” Her aunt praised the teen’s quick cell phone reflexes during the attack.

“I don't know if that was me what I would do. She acted quickly to snap the photo," she said.

Her father, Vincent Evangelista, said his daughter is feisty and strong, “She’s going to move on from this incident and not let this in any way affect her in the future,” CBS Local reported.

The suspect has been described by the police as a black man with a bald head and about 30 years old. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with a red shirt underneath royal blue pants and tan and brown boots.

Anyone with any kind of information in association to this incident has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Similar incidents have taken place earlier, like in September this year an 80-year-old man was called a “white honky mother f-----” and pushed by a black bus rider aboard an MTA bus in Manhattan. A woman he did not know shouted at her calling out the remarks and said: “Get to the back of the bus!” repeatedly after he sat down.

When he tried to change his seat, the woman shoved him back into it. The old man suffered a cut on his leg and was not severely injured, according to a New York Post report at the time.