Police Release Sketch Of Suspect Wanted For Attacking Gay Man On NYC Subway Platform

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Police are looking for a man who approached a gay couple standing on a Greenwich Village subway platform on March 2, and viciously attacked one of them in what police are calling a bias attack.

NYC’s ABC7 reports:

Authorities say the suspect sucker-punched a man after asking if he was gay.

The victim suffered serious injuries. Now, police hope a sketch will lead to an arrest.

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. on March 2 at the West 4th Street-Washington Square subway station in Greenwich Village.

The 39-year-old victim, from Clifton, New Jersey, and his partner were on the platform when the suspect approached and asked about their sexuality. When they ignored the suspect, he made a derogatory statement about gays and punched the victim in his face, causing him to fall to the ground.

The suspect then fled the station.

The victim was treated at Lenox Hill Hospital for a broken nose and a fractured orbital bone.

The suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 25 and 30, approximately 5-foot-8 and weighing 170 pounds.

Anyone with information in regards to this assault is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.