Cops: Man punched, kicked victim in bias attack

The NYPD is investigating an assault on a 37-year-old man inside a Manhattan subway station as a bias attack. Police say the assailant punched and kicked the victim in the face while shouting anti-gay slurs. It happened around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the West 50th Street and Broadway subway station.

The victim was treated at a hospital and released.

The suspect remains at large.

He is described by police as Hispanic, 30-40 years old, approximately 5'6"- 5'9" tall with long black hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts and red sneakers at the time of the assault.

Police released a sketch of the suspect.

If you recognize him or know anything about the brutal assault, you are encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following. Police say all calls/texts are confidential.

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.

With the Associated Press