NEW YORK - A 29-year-old man was stabbed with an unknown object by a man who made anti-gay statements towards him aboard a northbound No.2 train, said police.
Cops were searching for the suspect who got into an argument with the passenger at about 3:30 a.m. Monday. The dispute escalated into a physical confrontation.
When the train stopped at West 34 Street and 7 Avenue, the argument spilled onto the northbound platform, where the suspect stabbed the victim with an unknown object, said police.
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The man reboarded the train and realized he had stab wounds to the left side of his chest and torso. He was later treated at Mount Sinai West for non-life-threatening injuries.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is asking anyone with information about the assault to contact them at the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
The assault came hours after New York City concluded its virtual LGBTQ Pride weekend. Despite the change due to the pandemic, demonstrators and celebrations were held across the city.