NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A man pummeled a subway rider while hurling anti-gay slurs in a suspected hate crime in Brooklyn last week, police said Friday.
The victim, a 23-year-old man, was aboard a northbound J train at the Brooklyn Junction subway station in Ocean Hill last Thursday night when another man came up to him, according to police.
The man called the victim anti-gay slurs and then punched him repeatedly in the head, police said.
The victim suffered bruising to his lip and refused medical attention.
Police are still searching for his attacker, who remained on the train after the assault.
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.