A man who saw a woman kissing another woman on the New York subway called one of them a “dyke” and punched her so hard that he broke her spine.
The man and the victim then got into an argument, which the women tried to walk away from, only for the suspect to follow and punch her in the back of the head.
He then shoved her down, causing her head to strike the floor, before fleeing the train at the next stop, Forest Hills-71st Ave.
The victim, who was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Centre, had a fractured spine after the attack.
The New York Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating, and anyone with information about the suspect—who was reported as being 5’11”, 220lbs and between 50 and 60 years old—is encouraged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline on 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish-speaking callers.