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Man pushed on Bronx subway tracks in possible hate crime: police

MOUNT HOPE, the Bronx — A man was pushed onto the tracks of the East Tremont Avenue Subway Station in the Bronx by a man with a hammer, and police are investigating it as a possible hate crime.

Officials said it happened Friday morning around 1 a.m.

The victim told police he was standing on the platform when another man used an anti-gay slur, causing a fight to break out.

The man who used the slur pulled out a hammer, police said, and pushed the victim onto the subway tracks.

The victim sustained cuts to his hands and face. He was taken to a local hospital and released.

The suspect is described as being about 30 years old, is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a black T-shirt.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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