NEW YORK – The NYPD is asking the public for help in locating a man they claim assaulted another man in an anti-gay attack on the New York subway last week.
Authorities at 2:15 p.m., the victim was on a train 2 southbound to Harlem when he was approached by the suspect, who made anti-gay statements and punched him several times in the face.
The suspect then got off the train at 135th Street station and fled on foot.
The victim suffered a facial laceration and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attack.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the New York Police Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, in Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA ( 74782). The public can also submit their advice by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Police say all calls are strictly confidential.
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