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Asian Man Shoved Onto Subway Tracks at 21st Street-Queensbridge Station, Possible Hate Crime

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May 24, 2021 By Allie Griffin

A 35-year-old Asian man was pushed onto the subway tracks by a stranger at a Long Island City station Monday morning in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

The victim was standing on the train platform at the 21st Street-Queensbridge F station when a man approached him, said something unintelligible and shoved him onto the southbound train tracks at 7:43 a.m., police said.

Witnesses helped the 35-year-old off the tracks while the man who pushed him fled the station in an unknown direction, police said.

The victim suffered a laceration to his forehead from the fall. EMS drove him to Mt. Sinai-Queens in stable condition.

The assault may be deemed a possible hate crime, depending on the investigation, according to police sources. If so, it would be the latest in a drastic uptick in hate crimes against the Asian American community in New York City over the past year.

The NYPD described the suspect in the subway shoving as a dark-skinned male, 20 to 30 years old and 5’11” to 6′ tall. He was also seen wearing a black face mask, black hooded sweatshirt, blank pants and black shoes.

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). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Jorge Colon

Once again, this thug doesn’t fit our leftist narrative of the xenophobic, racist, anti-Asian, White Supremacist. Are we sure we got the “right” guy?

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JH4Life

This anti-Asian hate crime is despicable. Hope the victims recovers fully. The “progressive” turn em loose policies need to be quickly reversed. The public’s safety is at risk and the powers that be do not care about the degradation of this once great city. Why are scum like this able to roam our streets and subways? Bring back the basics like fare evasion enforcement. You think this brute paid the $2.75 fare?

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