You are reading

Jewish Man Attacked on E Train at Queens Plaza in What Cops Believe Was a Hate Crime

A 37-year-old Hasidic man was punched in the face on an E train in Queens Plaza in what police are investigating as a hate crime (Photo via Wikimedia Commons and Suspect NYPD)

Aug. 8, 2022 By Christian Murray

The police are looking for a man who allegedly punched a Hasidic Jewish man in the face while uttering anti-Semitic remarks on an E train at Queens Plaza late last month—in what cops are investigating as a hate crime.

The victim, a 37-year-old man, was punched without provocation while onboard a Manhattan-bound “E” train by a man at around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. The suspect, while uttering anti-Hasidic remarks, punched the victim in the face causing a laceration to his lip. The victim was taken to Cornell Hospital in stable condition, while the suspect fled the scene.

The attack is part of a spike in transit crimes across the city. In July 2022, there was a 57 percent increase in transit crimes reported, compared to July 2021, the NYPD reported last week.

Police sketch of suspect (NYPD)

Attacks against Jews have also jumped. In July 2022, there were 15 anti-Semitic bias attacks, up from seven in July 2021.

In terms of the alleged Queens Plaza bias attack, police are looking for a man in his 30s who they describe as having a dark complexion, being around 5 feet 7 inches tall, and with black hair with braids. He was last seen wearing a white tan top.

Police have released video footage and photos of the suspect.

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

 

 

 

 

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Romanian nationals busted for ATM skimming scheme that involved more than 600 Queens residents: Feds

The NYPD and federal agents arrested five Romanian nationals living in Queens on Thursday for engaging in a sophisticated ATM skimming operation that involved the theft of bank account information and PIN numbers from more than 600 unsuspecting bank customers from across the borough.

The five men were named in an indictment that was unsealed in Brooklyn federal court charging them with fraud and aggravated identity theft following a long-term investigation by the NYPD, FBI and the Secret Service.