New York Man Fractures Woman’s Spine During Homophobic Subway Attack

Screenshot: NYPD Hate Crime Task Force

NYPD are searching for a 5’11” man between 50 and 60 years old who berated and subsequently assaulted a woman based upon his assumption of her sexuality.

On Nov. 30 at about 5 p.m., the victim and another woman were riding the E-train bound for Manhattan when her eventual attacker began hurling homophobic slurs in her direction.

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Police say the suspect eventually punched his victim in the back of the head, causing her to fall to the ground. She was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for a fractured spine.

A still image, shown above, was released by NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force along with video footage of the incident.

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If you have any information regarding the incident, please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips may also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.

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