Police look for a man who could have committed a homophobic hammer attack

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The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the November 22 attack, after a 21-year-old was reportedly attacked with a hammer and thrown onto the tracks of the NYC subway. There is a sketch of the alleged suspect – a black, braided-haired man in his 30s, 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds. The suspect shouted “f****t” at the victim, pulled out a hammer and struck his torso, and then threw him onto the subway tracks. The victim, who managed to climb off the tracks before the next train arrived. His head was damaged and he required hospitalization, but fortunately the trauma was not life-threatening and his condition is described by doctors as stable.
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said previously: “I am absolutely sickened by the vicious anti-LGBTQ assault on a Bronx subway platform. This horrific and ugly crime is repugnant to our values as New Yorkers, and we have zero tolerance for such vile acts of hate. I am directing the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist the NYPD in its investigation into this brutal attack to ensure the coward responsible is brought to justice”.

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