Cops seek suspect in anti-gay subway attack in NYC

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Police are investigating an apparent late-night anti-gay attack on the subway that left three people injured amid an uptick in crime on the city’s public transit system.

The incident is being investigated by the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force, police said.

The attack occurred on a Queens-bound E-train on Saturday, July 31 at 3:30 in the morning, when the unidentified suspect approached two 19-year old men. 

The suspect made “anti-gay statements” and punched one of them in the face multiple times, police said. As the train pulled into the Court Square station, the man punched the other man in the face. 

Once the train arrived at Queens Plaza, the next stop, the two victims fled the train.  

Another victim, a 32-year-old female, was also punched in the face by the suspect when she attempted to intervene in the mezzanine area, police said. 

The suspect fled on foot.

All three victims suffered pain and swelling to their faces, police said, but all refused medical attention.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the NYPD.

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