NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Sunday were looking for a man in connection to a brutal attack aboard a subway in Lower Manhattan.
The victim was punched repeatedly and then pushed onto the tracks in what investigators have dubbed a hate crime.READ MORE: Ghislaine Maxwell Due In Manhattan Federal Court On New Sex Trafficking Charges Allegedly Involving 14-Year-Old
Police say the suspect, wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat, started fighting with a 24-year-old Hispanic man on a 4 train as it was approaching Union Square on Friday around 8:15 p.m.
The suspect allegedly started making multiple derogatory remarks regarding the victim’s ethnicity. He then followed the victim off the train and punched him in the head multiple times.READ MORE: Long Island Boy Who Is Visually Impaired Receives Toddler Cane From Local Nonprofit
Police say the suspect then pushed the victim onto the tracks before running off. Luckily, a friend helped the victim to safety.
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Investigators describe the suspect as a black man with a dark complexion and heavyset build. He was last seen wearing a read “MAGA” hat with blue dungarees, a black three-quarter length jacket, and jewelry around his neck.