NEW YORK CITY — Police were looking for a man Friday in connection with an alleged anti-gay assault on a J train subway car.
The victim, a 27-year-old man, was standing and talking with another man as the train traveled between the Marcy Avenue and Gates Avenue stations last Sunday night when he was approached by the suspect at 11:45 p.m., the NYPD said.
Authorities said the suspect made anti-gay remarks, punched the victim twice in the face and fled toward the rear of the train.
The victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical attention, police said. The incident was being investigated as a bias crime by the NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force.
Police described the suspect as a man in his mid-to-late-20s, 6 feet tall, with dark hair tied in a bun. He was last seen wearing a blue denim jacket, police said.
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