PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man made anti-Mexican statements and slugged a 14-year-old boy in the face while on a train in Brooklyn on Monday morning, police said.
The victim was on a northbound No. 4 train heading toward Atlantic Avenue with two family members. A man sat down next to one of the teen’s family members and made the anti-Mexican remarks around 7:15 a.m., police said.
The attacker then punched the teen, causing a small laceration to the victim’s nose.
Police said the suspect exited the train car and fled.
The NYPD asked for help identifying the suspect.
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