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Police investigating subway attack as hate crime

An MTA New York City Subway car arrives

An MTA New York City Subway car arrives in a station. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Police are investigating a possible hate crime against a 43-year-old Hispanic man attacked on a No. 7 train on Sunday.

The victim told police the suspect, a man in his 30s, was making racial slurs while punching him in the head, an NYPD spokesman said Tuesday. The attack occurred on the Queens-bound train around 4 p.m. as it headed into the Court Square station, the NYPD said. The victim received minor injuries but refused medical attention.

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