Man fractures woman's spine after seeing her kiss another woman on subway in apparent hate crime: NYPD
At around 5:15 p..m. on Nov. 30., the suspect allegedly saw the victim kiss another woman on the cheek while riding the E train through the Queens borough of New York.
The unidentified male then became enraged and went on a rant against the 20-year-old victim, calling her homophobic slurs. The woman allegedly argued back before trying to walk away from the assailant, who followed her and punched her in the back of the neck before throwing her to the ground, fracturing her spine.
The man fled the train at the next stop at Forest Hills-71st Ave and the injured woman was transported to a nearby hospital, according to New York Daily News.
Another passenger on the train was able to capture a brief cellphone video of the suspect, which shows him wearing a camouflage vest over a black long-sleeve shirt, glasses and a black beanie.
Police describe the attacker as a male in his 50s, who is approximately 5-foot-11-inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).