Cops investigate hate crime against man on 2 train
Police are investigating a man assaulted on the subway as a hate crime.
According to the police, on Monday night around 6 p.m., a 23-year-old man boarded a downtown 2 train at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue.
On the train, a woman began taking pictures of the victim and his friend, according to cops.
He asked her to stop, but then the woman started saying anti-gay slurs and verbally assaulting him, cops said.
Three men and three women then beat up the victim, according to cops.
The man and his friend fled the train at 96th Street and Broadway, and he was treated at the hospital for a cut over his left eye.
Cops described the first suspect as female, black, 20 to 22, with a light complexion and gray sweatpants.
The second is described as a dark-skinned male, 20 to 22, 5-foot-9 and in a blue jacket.
The other four suspects are two men and two women, dark skinned in their early 20s.
Anyone with info should call 800-577-TIPS.