Hits and shouts “anti Mexico” in the New York Subway: police search for the attacker

A man brutally hit a young passenger on the head and yelled: “Fu-you, Mexican” inside the New York Subway in the Bronx.

The task force of hate crimes The New York Police Department is investigating a new case of violence that erupted on the southbound Line 6 train around 9:20 am on November 20 as it approached the Lawrence Avenue station, the NYPD reported today.

The attacker approached the 23-year-old victim and he cursed at him while repeatedly hitting him on the head. It was not clear if anything preceded the attack or the nationality of the young man, who suffered head injuries and went to an area hospital for treatment, it reported. New York Post.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information should call to 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through the page crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.

Last week a Latino construction worker was robbed and stabbed five times inside a chaotic subway car, an attack that spread to a platform in Midtown.

Violence does not rest on public transportation in New York. This year, public officials have repeatedly promised to increase police presence on Metro platforms and carriages as part of the former NYPD mayor Eric Adams’ security plan, that seeks to reduce violence by taking strong measures, including combat of indigence: last February it was determined that 350 people were “living” in the underground.

Despite the announced efforts, overall serious crime on subways is up 42% year-to-date compared to the same period in 2021, and the number of homicides this year already exceeds the eight registered last year.

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