Cops have released a sketch showing a man who is wanted for allegedly assaulting another man on a Bronx subway platform and pushing him onto the tracks in a homophobic tirade last month.
The victim was standing on the D train platform at the East Tremont Avenue station in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx on November 22 when the alleged assailant walked up to him and hurled anti-gay slurs before the two engaged in an altercation. The attacker, whose identity is not known, then pulled out a hammer and tried unsuccessfully to hit the victim. He proceeded to shove the victim off the platform and onto the tracks, but bystanders were able to help bring the victim to safety.
The attack occurred at 1 a.m. that morning.
The victim was transferred to Saint Barnabas Hospital and received treatment for lacerations and contusions to his head.
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is continuing its investigation of the incident. Governor Andrew Cuomo also directed the state police’s Hate Crimes Task Force to help the NYPD in the probe.
Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. The hotline is also available in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA.
Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers’ website at NYPDcrimestoppers.com or via Twitter @NYPDTips.