Arrest made in alleged anti-lesbian attack on Queens subway

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NEW YORK — Police have arrested a man who allegedly attacked a couple on the train in an alleged anti-lesbian attack.

Allah Allasheed was taken into custody, police announced Thursday.

On Nov. 30, police said Allasheed got into an argument with a female couple while onboard a Manhattan-bound E train in Forest Hills.

According to authorities, Allasheed used a slur based on the couple’s sexual orientation.

He allegedly approached her from behind and punched the victim in the back of her head before shoving her to the ground, causing her to strike her head, cops said.

The victim was taken to the hospital where she was treated for a fractured spine, said police.

Allasheed faces charges of assault and aggravated harassment.

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