Man Stabbed on Subway in Homophobic Attack

An unknown suspect allegedly hurled anti-LGBTQ slurs and then stabbed a man in a Manhattan train station on June 28.
REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A man was stabbed in the chest and torso in an anti-LGBTQ attack on a Manhattan subway platform just hours after Pride Sunday in the city, the NYPD said.

The 29-year-old victim was traveling on a 2 train at 3:30 a.m. on June 28 when an unidentified man allegedly began yelling anti-LGBTQ messages in a subway car, authorities said. Shortly after, the suspect lashed out at the victim, saying, “Yo big ass want to sit down with your legs crossed, f****t.” Moments later, the two individuals were embroiled in a verbal dispute that spilled onto the subway platform at Penn Station, police said. The suspect then stabbed the victim with an unknown object during the attack and fled the scene.

Upon returning to the 2 train, the victim discovered lacerations on his body and was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries. according to police. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident, though no arrests have been made.

The NYPD is searching for an unknown male suspect that stabbed a victim in an anti-LGBTQ attack on June 28. NYPD

Police said the suspect appears to be 5’11 and weighs roughly 185 pounds. According to surveillance footage, the perpetrator was donning a red Chicago Bulls basketball hat, a gold chain, a black T-shirt, green cargo shorts, and multi-colored sneakers.

This attack is the latest in a flurry of anti-LGBTQ incidents in New York City. On June 23, a transgender woman was stabbed by a man wielding a screwdriver at a Manhattan subway station. On June 4, a transgender man and his wife were slashed on the subway after a perpetrator allegedly hurled anti-LGBTQ slurs at the couple. In another transphobic incident, a trans woman was brutally attacked by her Grindr date in the Bronx last month, leaving her with cuts and bruises on her body. 

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