Hate Crime Assault at Subway Station?

Police are searching for this man in connection with an alleged hate crime assault in a Queens subway station.Photo byNYPD

By Dan Gesslein

Queens Voice

September 28, 2023

QUEENS - Police are looking for a suspect who struck a straphanger after making anti-Asian remarks at a Queens subway station back in July.

Police are once again asking for the public’s help in trying to catch a man suspected of assaulting a subway rider at the Queensboro Plaza South subway station.

At around noon on July 22, a 31-year-old man was standing in the mezzanine waiting for a Number 7 train. Cops said a man approached the straphanger and began shouting anti-Asian remarks. He then began punching the victim in the left side of his face.

The attacker then ran out of the subway station.

The victim suffered bruising and pain to the left side of his but he refused medical treatment.

The case is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

The suspect is described as a male between the ages of 30 and 40. He is six feet tall and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jean jacket, black shorts, white socks, white and black sneakers and white hat.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is 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 CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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