NYPD: Man Makes Anti-Hispanic Statements, Punches J Train Rider

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 27-year-old man suffered a broken nose after he was punched in the face on a Brooklyn subway train last week, police said.

The attack happened on an uptown J train as it approached the Crescent Avenue station around 5:20 p.m. last Wednesday.

Police said the suspect made anti-Hispanic statements before punching the man in the nose, causing it to break.

The victim was treated at Interfaith Hospital.

Police have released an image of the suspect.

Anyone with information in regards 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 Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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