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Asian Man Attacked at Subway Station in Long Island City, Cops Investigating Case as a Hate Crime

Suspect wanted for an alleged hate crime that took place at Queens Plaza subway station last month (NYPD)

May 4, 2021 By Christian Murray

A 22-year-old Asian man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack in a Long Island City subway station last month—and police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Police released video today of the suspect who allegedly approached the victim from behind at the Queens Plaza subway station and punched him. The incident took place on Sunday, April 28 at around 1:30 p.m.

The victim was repeatedly punched in the back and chest, and refused medical attention. A police spokesperson said the incident is being investigated as a hate crime since the victim is Asian and the attack was unprovoked. No words were reportedly exchanged between the attacker and victim during the incident.

Police released video of the suspect taken at the subway near the Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard entrance.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of the suspect is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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GantryGuy

Funny how it’s Black people perpetrating these crimes against Asians and not even a peep about it. Hypocrisy?

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MRLIC

This guy jumped a MTA turnstile.
Voters remember Eric Adams mayoral candidate. does not want to prosecute fare beaters.
Is tbis who you would want for mayor. Soft on Crime like most Democrats. Vote Repunlican for NYC to have a chance.

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Sara Ross

The way he’s holding the turnstile handle, another ethical human being who paid his way into the station – not!! They need to put the tall turnstiles in at that station and the one at 71st Street and Continental Avenue – I’ve emailed the MTA for many years asking them to do that.

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Frank

Hmmm…and he jumped a turnstile. Remember when we had a mayor who actually treated small crimes like these as crimes? Looks like Bloomberg had a point…

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