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Hate crimes unit investigates assault on No. 7 train

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Feb. 26, 2014 Staff Report

A Hispanic man was attacked on a No. 7 train in Queens in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

Police say the 43-year-old victim was on the Queens-bound train around 4 p.m. on Sunday when he was punched in the face by the suspect, described as a black man in his 30s.

“I’m f—ing tired of f—ing Mexicans like you because I pay my taxes and you don’t pay nothing,” the attacker barked, according to Daily News sources.

The suspect fled the train at the Court Square station in Long Island City, police said.

The incident is being investigated by the Hate Crimes Task Force.

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what time did this happen? this was on a queens bound 7, correct?
Erik I think I saw the guy as well.. i remember it was super crowded, around 730 pm?

Erik Baard


I was the person who intervened and thank the commenter above for his or her kind words. More importantly, thank you for your very accurate description. If you can, please contact the Hate Crimes Task Force so that you can provide information. My email is my name (erikbaard) run together (at) if you want to know the names of the detectives on the case for direct communication.

Thanks again for the accurate description!

Best regards,



I would say he barked like a dog. If he’s not a dog he’s a savage. Probably a druggie collecting all kinds of disability and welfare this city loves to pay these bums like him than cry the blues they have no money. Makes me sick.


Sounds like me might have had mental problems? If that is the case, I don’t know if it still is classified as a hate crime? That being said it would not and should not diminish the seriousness of the verbal assault and how it effected other passengers.
Let’s hope some camera out there caught something more to help!


Suspect is African American last seen exiting at Queensboro Plaza not Court Square as the paper states. I only say this because I was in the car when the incident happened
Suspect last seen
170 pds
Black Timberlands
Dark Blue Jeans
Pea Coat
Short hair
noticeable birth mark on the left side of his face
walks around carrying a wooden hairbrush

Suspect is considered very dangerous and mentally disturbed. He needs help for whatever problem he is dealing with. At the time of the incident he was yelling slurs and seemed very on edge. Luckily, a man stopped him from attacking the Hispanic man and saved the rest of the people on the train. Everyone thought he had a gun as well. I went home and hugged my children. In NYC trouble finds you.


I hope the guy who was hurt gets better. I also hope he’s got a boss who’s supportive and perhaps has some health care.

* Reminded me millionaire politicians who figuratively take to punching the working poor by decreasing aid in all forms to the poorest.


This was a horrible act. You should know the proper term you should have used was “exclaimed”. Not “barked”. He is a person. Not a dog.


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