New York police search for attacker after anti-Mexico shouting and beatings in the Bronx subway

A man brutally punched a young passenger in the head and shouted anti-Mexican slurs at him inside the New York City subway in the Bronx. The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is looking for the suspect.

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

The New York Police Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a new case of violence that erupted on the southbound Line 6 train at around 9:20 am on November 20 as it approached Lawrence Avenue station, NYPD reported today.

The attacker approached the 23-year-old victim and 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, the New York Post reported.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and, in Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also, through 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.

Earlier today, another hate crime was punished in New York. The man who applied 125 blows to an Asian woman as she entered her building to go home was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Violence does not rest on public transportation in New York. Public officials have repeatedly vowed this year to increase police presence on Subway platforms and railcars as part of former NYPD Mayor Eric Adams’ security plan, which seeks to reduce violence by cracking down, including cracking down on homelessness: last February, it was determined that 350 people were “living” in the underground.

Despite heralded 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 tops the eight recorded last year.