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Gay man stabbed twice by suspect who shouted homophobic slurs, police say

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MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A 28-year-old gay man  was stabbed repeatedly in Morningside Heights on Aug. 6, police said Monday.

The suspect allegedly stabbed a gay man twice after punching him and shouting a homophobic slur. (NYPD)

The suspect allegedly stabbed a gay man twice after punching him and shouting a homophobic slur. (NYPD)

The victim was on a northbound 1-train around 7:05 p.m. with his sister and girlfriend when a man yelled homophobic slurs at him as the train pulled into the 110th Street station, police sources said.

The suspect started to get off, but then turned around and punched the gay man in the face, police said. After being punched, the victim followed the suspect onto the subway platform and started fighting with the suspect.

The suspect stabbed the victim and then ran up to the street, but the victim chased after him, police said. He was stabbed again after catching his attacker. The suspect fled east on West 109th Street.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai St. Lukes Hospital and is in stable condition, police said.

Police are asking for help identifying the suspect in the attack. He is described as a Hispanic man, about 30 years old and 6'1" tall. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a dark green backpack.

Confidential tips can be shared with NYPD Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, in Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted at NYPDCrimestoppers.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.