EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A man was repeatedly punched in the face and told to “go back to your country” on a Brooklyn subway platform Wednesday evening, an NYPD official said.
The 27-year-old victim was on the southbound J-train platform at the Crescent Street station at about 5:20 p.m. when a man came up to him and punched him in the nose twice, an NYPD spokesman said. The victim’s nose was broken in the attack.
The perpetrator called the victim a “f***ing Mexican” and said “Go back to your country.”
Police described the attacker as being in his 20s. He was last seen wearing all grey.
The NYPD is investigating the subway platform attack as a possible bias incident, an NYPD spokesman said. No arrests have been made.
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