Woman's Spine Fractured In Subway Attack By Man Who Made Anti-Gay Slur

December 09, 2018 - 1:36 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A woman has a fractured spine after she was attacked by a man who made an anti-gay slur at her on the subway in Queens, police say.

The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the attack, which took place on a Manhattan-bound E train near the Forest Hills station on Nov. 30.

The 20-year-old victim and the man were in an argument when the man, who police believe is in his 50s, made an anti-gay slur at her, the NYPD said.

As the victim walked away, the man came up from behind her and punched her in the head and pushed her, police said.

The woman fell to the ground and hit her head. 

EMS transported the woman to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was told she has a fractured spine.

After the attack, police say the man ran from the train at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station.

The NYPD released video of the suspect on Sunday.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).