MAGA hat suspect

Assailant wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ gear shoves random victim onto subway tracks after making anti-Hispanic remarks: Police

A man wearing apparel supporting President Donald Trump allegedly shoved someone onto subway tracks in Manhattan after making derogatory remarks about the person, the New York Post reports.

The victim, a 24-year-old Hispanic man, said he was attacked by the perpetrator on the subway train and then later pushed off the platform at Union Square. The assailant, a black man, was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and shirt, and said to have made anti-Hispanic remarks toward the victim.

Around 8:15 p.m. Friday, the suspect got into a verbal disagreement with the victim on the train. The apparent Trump-backer then followed the man off the train, punched him multiple times on the platform and pushed him onto the tracks.

The victim, who was helped up by a friend, was later transported to a New York hospital and treated for a head wound.

Witnesses describe the aggressor as a man with a heavy build with a red shirt, black jacket and blue denim pants. He also had jewelry around his neck, WABC-TV reports.

The perpetrator ran away from the scene and is believed to have boarded an L train.

The encounter comes one week after law enforcement authorities said a tourist visiting the Big Apple was robbed by a knife-wielding suspect at the Union Square subway station. That tourist was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, the television station said.

To report information about the case, call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or to speak in Spanish, call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

[Feature Photo: NYPD]