NEW YORK — The New York Police Department continues to investigate an alleged anti-gay hate crime that took place on the subway.
WCBS reported that a 28-year-old man was on the Number 2 train in Harlem shortly after 7 p.m. on Aug. 6 when a fellow passenger stabbed him.
The New York television said the suspect yelled anti-gay slurs at the victim during the attack, which continued in the 110th Street subway station and on an adjacent street. WCBS said the suspect also punched the victim in the face and stabbed him on the street before he fled.
Gay New York State Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, who lives a few blocks away from the subway station in which the attack took place, was among those who condemned the incident.
“It’s a shock to the senses when attacks like these happen in our state,” said O’Donnell. “We often take pride in the progressive and inclusive framework of protections that we have built to guard all members of our community from violence like this — but attacks like these are grim reminders of how much work still needs to be done.”