Man Punched in the Face on Subway After Arguing Over Religious Differences: NYPD - NBC New York

Man Punched in the Face on Subway After Arguing Over Religious Differences: NYPD

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Man Punched in the Face on Subway After Arguing Over Religious Differences: NYPD
    The suspect punched the 40-year-old victim in the face after the two got into a disagreement on the subway about religious differences.

    Police are searching for someone who punched a man in the face following an argument over religion on the subway.

    Two men were riding a northbound yellow line train at Court Street when they got into a disagreement over differing religions shortly before 9:30 a.m. last Sunday, police said.

    As the train pulled into the 14th Street-Union Square station, one of the men stood up from his seat and punched the 40-year-old victim in the face when the train doors opened. The suspect then fled the scene.

    The victim sustained an abrasion and a bruise to his right eye, police said.

    The suspect was last seen wearing dark blue jeans and a green jacket. He is described as 6 feet tall with brown short hair.

    The investigating is ongoing by NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force.

    Anyone with information regarding the incident should call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android