The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a violent assailant who pierced a man and yanked his hair out while using an anti-gay slur aboard an Upper Manhattan subway car.
The accused person was sitting across from the complainant when he spat on him and said, “I wish I had my pepper spray.” The accused person then said, “I’m going to have to start carrying my pepper spray” and spat on the man, who then stood up.
The suspect ran up to the victim, grabbing him by the hair and pummeling him in the face and head numerous times. The suspect then ripped the victim’s hair from her head and said, “I’m sick of all you *ags.”
The victim lost his hair and had cuts on his head. He’s currently in stable condition at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
The attack happened around 2:22 p.m. on March 19 as the northbound train approached the 190th Street station.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the New York Police Department’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by visiting the Crime Stoppers website or following @NYPDTips on Twitter.
The attack occurred the same week as a series of other violent subway attacks, including one in which a woman pulled a knife on a man and bit him in front of her young kids.