MAGA Cap Suspect Hurled Racial Slurs at Hispanic Man and Shoved Him onto NY Subway Track, Say Police

Tom Porter

A man wearing a cap with President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan hurled racial slurs at an Hispanic man before pushing him onto the tracks at a Manhattan subway station, NYPD said Saturday.

The attacker, wearing a red and red t-shirt with the slogan, began verbally abusing the man while on a northbound 4 train, said police.

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The NYPD is looking for a man in a "Make America Great Again" hat who attacked a fellow subway rider on Friday, April 20, 2018. Handout

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He then allegedly followed the victim out of the train at Union Square, punched him repeatedly in the head, and pushed him onto the tracks before running away.

NYPD police released a picture of the suspect, who they described as a “Black male wearing a red hat and red shirt both with the words "Make America Great Again" , blue overalls, a black ¾ jacket, and jewelry around his neck.”

A friend of the victim helped him off the tracks, and he was taken to hospital where he was treated for cuts to the head.

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The attacker allegedly hurled a series of racially derogatory insults at the man while attacking him.

The incident comes eight days after after a Danish tourist wearing a MAGA cap was held up at knife-point and robbed of his hat at the same station. 

This article was first written by Newsweek

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