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Suspect assaults teen who refused to give him a dollar in Lower East Side train station

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

The NYPD is looking for a suspect who assaulted a teenager inside a Lower East Side train station.

According to police, at 8:15 a.m. on Sept. 12, a 16-year-old boy was approached by an unknown man who asked him for a dollar near the F line at the East Broadway station. When the teen did not comply, the suspect began to follow him and made an anti-white statement, saying “You white people think you can do whatever you want.”

The suspect proceeded to kick the victim in the abdomen and leg and pushed him to the ground. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. 

The victim suffered pain and bruising but refused medical attention at the scene. The investigation by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is ongoing.

The NYPD released a photo and video of the suspect taken from the East Broadway station.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

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