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Suspect linked to racial attacks on 2 women in separate incidents at Queens subway stations

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QUEENS – Police have identified the suspect accused of attacking at least two women and saying racial slurs at them in separate incidents at Queens subway stations, police said.

Police say Sherlock Arana, 28, punched at least two women and made anti-ethnic remarks at them. (Photo: NYPD)

Police say Sherlock Arana, 28, punched at least two women and made anti-ethnic remarks at them. (Photo: NYPD)

Sherlock Arana, 28, is wanted for attacking women and making anti-ethnic remarks.

On Dec. 8, Arana allegedly approached an woman, 18, made an anti-ethnic remark and punched her inside of the 88th Street subway station on Dec. 8, police said. He then fled the scene.

Arana is accused of attacking another woman nearly a month later on Jan. 5. in the Hillside Avenue subway station.

He offered to swipe a woman, 30, into the subway in exchange for money, police said. The woman declined and Arana allegedly made an anti-ethnic remark and punched her in the back of the head. She fell to the floor and hit her head as Arana fled.

The victim was treated for her injuries at the scene.

Police described Arana as being 6 feet tall, with a skin condition on his face. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans and boots.

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