HARLEM, Manhattan — A man repeatedly punched a subway rider in the face in a possible hate crime, NYPD officials said Monday.
The attacker approached a 45-year-old man on a southbound No. 2 train on Thursday afternoon, police said. He hurled anti-gay slurs at the victim and attacked.
Officials said the man got off the train at the 135th Street station in Harlem.
The victim was treated at the hospital for a laceration to his face.
A hate crimes investigation was launched.
Police have asked for help identifying the attacker.
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