The NYPD is asking the public for help identifying the suspect, who was caught on camera before leaving the scene of the attack.
"No mother should have to experience the trauma and humiliation we all witnessed in this video.” said New York State Attorney General-elect Letitia James.
Almost 2,000 departures were also canceled at airports in the region.
Wider availability of short-term plans and the elimination of the penalty are two big changes that have set this year’s apart from past sign-up periods.
"I refused to compromise my own values or professional integrity to defend a statement that goes against everything I am and everything I believe."