NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a man they say made anti-Mexican remarks before punching a 14-year-old in the face on the subway.
It happened around 7:15 a.m. Monday on board a northbound 4 train heading to the Atlantic Avenue subway station in Brooklyn.READ MORE: Remembering NYPD Officer Jason Rivera: Wake Held For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
Police said the victim was on the train with two family members when the suspect sat down beside them.READ MORE: Health Officials Tracking New 'Stealth' Omicron Variant Spreading In Europe, Detected In U.S.
He allegedly made anti-Mexican statements before punching the boy.
The victim suffered a small cut to his nose, and the suspect took off in an unknown direction.MORE NEWS: Just Days After Testing Positive For COVID, Sarah Palin Spotted Dining At Manhattan Restaurant
Anyone with information about the attacker is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.