Police are on the hunt for a suspect who uttered a homophobic slur at a man before assaulting him at a subway station in Jamaica.
At around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, a 27-year-old individual was exiting the Jamaica Center Parsons Boulevard/Archer Avenue subway station. As he was leaving, an unidentified man got into an argument with the individual about his clothes and called him a ‘f—ot,’ according to police.
Following the argument, the suspect punched the victim in the face and fled in an unknown direction.
The victim was transported to Jamaica Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and later released.
The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 28- and 33-years-old, standing 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing between 260-280 pounds. He was last seen wearing a a green hooded sweater, burgundy jacket, blue pants and a black do-rag.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.