Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Man attacked, pushed onto subway tracks in hate crime assault

Man attacked, pushed onto subway tracks in hate crime assault

The assailant, a black man, was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and shirt, and said to have made anti-Hispanic remarks toward the victim.

The suspect got in a verbal dispute with another man while onboard a northbound 4 train approaching the Union Square/14th Street stop, officials say.

Police said the attacker, who is African-American, spewed anti-Hispanic slurs at the victim.

The man then followed the commuter off the train, punched him in the head several times before throwing him onto the train tracks.

He ran off to the Brooklyn-bound L train platform while the victim's friend and a stranger helped the man back up onto the platform.

The victim, who was helped up by a friend, was later transported to a NY hospital and treated for a head wound.

Police say a man wearing "Make America Great Again" apparel attacked a commuter on Friday.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital with a head laceration that required several staples, and is recovering. Police said he has a heavy build and was last seen wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, a red shirt with the words "Make America Great Again" in white letters, blue dungaree overalls, a black ¾ jacket and jewelry around his neck.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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