News Man charged in hate crime attack made 'anti-white remarks,' NYPD says A man has been charged with a hate crime after he punched a man in a Manhattan elevator and made "anti-white remarks," cops said on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Photo Credit: Diana Colapietro By Jesse Coburn firstname.lastname@example.org @jesse_coburn October 6, 2017 3:24 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email A man was charged with a hate crime after allegedly assaulting a man in a Manhattan elevator Thursday in what police said was a racially motivated attack. Devon Ahmad, 18, was riding in an elevator at 257 W. 39th St. on Thursday afternoon when he directed “anti-white remarks” toward the victim, according to Tiffany Phillips, an NYPD spokeswoman. “He then proceeded to punch the victim in the face with a closed fist,” Phillips said. The victim, whose name police did not disclose, was treated at a hospital for bruising and swelling around his right eye, Phillips said. Ahmad had not posted bail of $15,000 cash or $25,000 bond as of Saturday afternoon, according to online court records. Neither his attorney nor his family could be reached for comment. Ahmad was scheduled to return Wednesday to New York Criminal Court in Manhattan. By Jesse Coburn email@example.com @jesse_coburn Jesse Coburn covers the Town of Babylon, including Babylon Village, Copiague, East Farmingdale, Deer Park, North Babylon, Gilgo Beach and Oak Beach. He's worked at Newsday since 2016. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.