Suspect Sketch Posted in
Anti-Gay Subway Attack
Man attacked waiting for Bronx D train in
early morning hours November 22
The sketch released by police of the suspect in a November 22 homophobic assault in a Bronx subway
station that had the victim shoved onto the tracks.
BY MATT TRACY
Cops have released a
sketch showing a man
who is wanted for allegedly
man on a Bronx subway platform
and pushing him onto the tracks in
a homophobic tirade last month.
The victim was standing on the D
train platform at the East Tremont
Avenue station in the Mount Hope
section of the Bronx on November
22 when the alleged assailant
walked up to him and hurled antigay
slurs before the two engaged in
an altercation. The attacker, whose
identity is not known, then pulled
out a hammer and tried unsuccessfully
to hit the victim. He proceeded
to shove the victim off the
platform and onto the tracks, but
bystanders were able to help bring
the victim to safety.
The attack occurred at 1 a.m.
The victim was transferred to
Saint Barnabas Hospital and received
treatment for lacerations
and contusions to his head.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task
Force is continuing its investigation
of the incident. Governor Andrew
Cuomo also directed the state
police’s Hate Crimes Task Force to
help the NYPD in the probe.
Anyone with information about
the case is encouraged to call the
NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline
at 1-800-577-TIPS. The hotline is
also available in Spanish at 1-888-
Tips can be submitted to
Crime Stoppers’ website at NYPDcrimestoppers.
com or via Twitter @
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