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NYPD seeks man responsible for anti-gay attack on subway in Washington Heights

Anthony Payero

By Anthony Payero

(NEW YORK) The New York City Police Department continues to search for a man who attacked and shouted an anti-gay slur against another man while on a subway train in Washington Heights last month, according to FOX 5 NY.

The attack took place on March 19, at approximately 2:22 p.m., on a northbound A train entering the 190th Street subway station. Police re-released footage of the incident on social media Wednesday.

During the attack, the assailant spoke to the victim saying, "I wish I had my pepper spray" and then spat on him. The suspect then said "I have to start carrying my pepper spray," and again spat on the man who then stood up, according to FOX 5.

The unidentified man struck the victim multiple times in the head and face before grabbing him by the hair. The attacker snatched hair from the victim's head while saying, "I'm sick of all you f---."

Due to the assault, the victim suffered hair loss and cuts to his head. He later received treatment at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, per FOX 5.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at or by messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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