New York City police are looking to a subway rider who allegedly verbally and physically attacked a fellow subway rider. The victim is a Latino man and the attacker is a black man seen wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and shirt. The police force in New York City is looking for any leads that could bring them closer to finding the suspect.
A black man wearing a red “Make America Great Again” hat harassed and pushed an unsuspected Latino man onto the tracks in Manhattan.
The incident happened on April 20, and witnesses say the man verbally attacked the 24-year-old Latino passenger.
“You f—ing Mexicans,” the suspect said to the Latino man, the New York Post reports.
He was also heard as saying: “You come here and you take our jobs,” and “You bring drugs.”
The suspect is still at large.
During the verbal attack, witnesses claim the man punched the Latino man in the head several times.
NYC police are searching for a man in a Trump “Make America Great Again” shirt and hat who pushed a 24-year-old Hispanic man onto the subway tracks on Friday. The attacker punched him in the head several times before pushing him onto the tracks. #MAGAhttps://t.co/ZyDFak9FLn
— Jon Cooper ? (@joncoopertweets) April 22, 2018
Witnesses say that the Latino man and his friend were on the No. 4 train on Friday at about 8:15 p.m. and that’s roughly when the assault began.
The entire incident occurred inside the Union Station subway platform on 14th street, which is a busy train station.
A friend of the victim was able to rescue him from the tracks and he was rushed to the hospital.
As I said before and will continue saying, MAGA hats are modern day swastikas, white hoods and white robes. https://t.co/pbY1eidyoO
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) April 22, 2018
The victim has lacerations to his head from the attack.
Police are circulating CCTV footage of the man on the train platform trying to get any leads.
WANTED: Black male wearing a red hat and red shirt both with the words "Make America Great Again" , blue overalls, a black ¾ jacket, and jewelry around his neck. Wanted for assaulting a male on the 4 train platform in Union Square. Call #800577TIPS pic.twitter.com/FliEXrrxNZ
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 22, 2018
The police say that anyone with information should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Just days before this incident, a Danish tourist at the same subway station was attacked and his “MAGA” hat was stolen.
BREAKING: NYC police are searching for a man in MAGA hat who assaulted and shove a Mexican national onto subway tracks while deriding him for "taking jobs" away from Americans.
This is what America has turned into under Trump.. pic.twitter.com/fNAR2Dsqqm
— Together we rise ? (@Matsamon) April 23, 2018
ABC News reports that on April 13, at the very exact Union Square station, an 18-year-old Danish teen was wearing the “MAGA” hat and was attacked by two men. The suspects took his hat away and took off. They have yet to be captured.