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A person aboard a New York Metropolis subway practice spat on one other rider, ripped hair from the sufferer’s head and known as him a homophobic slur throughout an assault earlier this month, authorities mentioned Wednesday.
Investigators are looking for the unidentified male suspect caught on video attacking a 22-year-old male on a northbound A practice close to the a hundred and ninetieth Road subway station simply earlier than 2:30 p.m. on March 19, police mentioned.
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The suspect sat throughout from the sufferer and was heard saying, “I wish I had my pepper spray” earlier than spitting on the sufferer, based on authorities.
The unknown man once more said, “I have to start carrying my pepper spray,” earlier than spitting on the sufferer a second time, which triggered the sufferer to face up, police mentioned.
The suspect then charged on the sufferer and grabbed him by the hair earlier than repeatedly punching him within the face and head. He allegedly ripped hair from the sufferer’s head and mentioned, “I’m sick of all you f-gs.”
The sufferer misplaced hair and sustained lacerations to the top, police mentioned. First responders took him to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for remedy.
The investigation stays ongoing by the Hate Crime Process Pressure. Authorities requested anybody with details about the incident to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Regardless of Mayor Eric Adams’ crackdown efforts, crime has continued to soar.
There have been 35 transit crimes reported from March 21 by way of March 27, in comparison with 29 reported throughout the identical interval final yr – a 20.7% bounce, based on public NYPD data.
As of Sunday, 540 transit crimes have been reported citywide to this point this yr – a 70.3% improve in comparison with the 317 transit crimes reported throughout the identical interval in 2021, police statistics present.
Hate crimes have additionally risen 59.2% year-to-date, with police information exhibiting that 121 have been reported to this point this yr in comparison with 76 throughout the identical interval final yr.