A suspect allegedly assaulted a Hispanic man on a No. 7 train before making anti-Mexican statements towards him, cops said.
The 43-year-old victim was on a northbound train about 4 p.m. Sunday when the suspect approached him and punched him twice in the face, then made the bias remarks, police said. The suspect then fled the train at the Court Square station in Long Island City.
The victim sustained bruises to the nose and a lacerated lip, but refused medical aid at the scene, according to cops.
Police describe the suspect as a black male, 6′ tall and 165 pounds.
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